What the Cloud Means for Service Robotics

What the Cloud Means for Service Robotics

This IDC Perspective takes a look at the role that cloud is playing relative to commercial service robotics. Cloud technology has evolved from an innovative approach to software application delivery to a prolific technology that is impacting nearly all businesses and processes. The cloud creates accessibility to physically disparate people, businesses, and equipment. We have seen cloud technology advance to the point today where it is reasonable to digitally connect to physical assets remotely. This is one of the multiple ways in which cloud technology is impacting the market for robotics."Cloud has definitely been an important technology area that has helped in the advancement of commercial service robotics," says John Santagate, research director for Commercial Service Robotics at IDC. "Cloud technology delivers many benefits such as the ability to remotely connect to robots for control or management, the ability to capture data and share it across a fleet of robots, and much more."

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