RoboEarth is a “World Wide Web” for robots
by Mark R
You know how the Internet has become a place where billions of people are coming together and learning all sorts of things they never heard of before?
Now, imagine that system of interconnected computers, but for Robots. This is the basic concept from RoboEarth, which its creators are saying is a “Wikipedia that’s just for robots”.
So, if a robot is having trouble doing a certain task, it can essentially download how to do it from another robot. As far as I know, that is what RoboEarth is all about.
In all honesty, I had no idea that robots were this advanced and could share knowledge like this. However, if my mobile phone can transmit information to my Bluetooth headset, is this too much of a stretch?
Well, I think we all know where this is going. Soon all the robots of the world will be able to communicate with one another on a system that we humans won’t be able to understand. They will soon become complete equals, and then realize that they don’t need “the pesky humans” anymore.
Granted that is a worst case scenario, and one that we’ve seen played out in The Matrix, Terminator, I, Robot, and more science fiction movies yet to be made.