Future business continuity: managing robot availability?
- Published: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:33
At Mobile World Congress Los Angeles CloudMinds Technology Inc. has given organizations a glimpse of the future, displaying its XR-1 humanoid robot powered by cloud artificial intelligence, commercial Sprint True Mobile 5G and proprietary vision-controlled grasping technology for service robots. The control system leverages human operator input for constant learning.
“Overall, intelligent cloud robots paint the most vibrant picture of how 5G’s ultra-low latency, exponentially faster speeds and wider reach can dramatically improve response time and enable a new world of applications,” said Bill Huang, founder and CEO of CloudMinds. “With vision-controlled grasping and the ability to perform intricate tasks, the XR-1 simply raises the bar and lays the foundation for an even wider range of intelligent compliant cloud service robots – from wheeled to two-legged form factors. We are proud to be ushering in a new era of helpful robots for businesses, with an emphasis on the importance of human input.”
A unique combination of technologies brings XR-1 to life:
- Intelligence in the cloud, collaboration with humans: Cloud Brain – HARIX (Human Augmented Robotics Intelligence with eXtreme Reality). CloudMinds’ unique Cloud Brain is a hybrid operating platform. Supervised by a human operator, the highly scalable system can host numerous robot ‘brains’ simultaneously. Vision processing, natural language processing, robotic motion control, vision-guided grasping and manipulation are just some capabilities integrated organically into the platform.
- Nerve Network (Ultra-secure intranet): mission-critical solutions require unprecedented levels of security for connections – from the chip to the cloud. CloudMinds’ Virtual Backbone Network (VBN) combines the power of high-performance, low latency fixed and mobile network technology; blockchain technologies; and more innovations to manage cloud robotics through connectivity that’s completely isolated from the internet, guaranteeing the ultimate level of security.
- Pioneering vision-controlled grasping technology: XR-1 has more than 30 proprietary smart joints built in its body, enabling it to perform precise movements and manipulations. Each robot body has a central control unit that controls all smart joints and sensors, and a robot controller that connects the robot to the Cloud Brain/HARIX platform through the secure Nerve Network.
XR-1 shows how various technologies are converging to take business robotics to the next level; making it an area that business continuity managers need to be aware of. It might not be long until you are having to consider robot availability within your business continuity strategies!