Robots May Get Their Own Internet

Photo: Lorenzo Natale (CC)

Photo: Lorenzo Natale (CC)

Is this the beginning of machines relying on machines? BBC News reports:

Robots could soon have an equivalent of the internet and Wikipedia.

European scientists have embarked on a project to let robots share and store what they discover about the world.

Called RoboEarth it will be a place that robots can upload data to when they master a task, and ask for help in carrying out new ones.

Researchers behind it hope it will allow robots to come into service more quickly, armed with a growing library of knowledge about their human masters.

The idea behind RoboEarth is to develop methods that help robots encode, exchange and re-use knowledge, said RoboEarth researcher Dr Markus Waibel from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

“Most current robots see the world their own way and there’s very little standardisation going on,” he said. Most researchers using robots typically develop their own way for that machine to build up a corpus of data about the world.

[Continues at BBC News]

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  • ralph

    It’s Skynet!!! RoboEarth is Skynet! We humans are all doomed. I now will work on coming to terms with our eventual Terminator Overlords.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_i1DNv161U

  • http://disinfo.com ralph

    It’s Skynet!!! RoboEarth is Skynet! We humans are all doomed. I now will work on coming to terms with our eventual Terminator Overlords.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_i1DNv161U

  • Gort

    Excellent.

  • Gort

    Excellent.

  • Jordan

    Is that a Casper mask? Creepy.

  • Jordan

    Is that a Casper mask? Creepy.

  • Blamma

    I for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

  • Blamma

    I for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

  • Ironaddict06

    This IDEA truly is a turning point in Robotics. If Robots are attached to the internet, they can learn on their own, and not have to depend on humans for information.
    Awesome

  • Ironaddict06

    This IDEA truly is a turning point in Robotics. If Robots are attached to the internet, they can learn on their own, and not have to depend on humans for information.
    Awesome

    • justagirl

      yes! and by subjecting them to wikipedia and other flawed information, we are uploading them with human error. ha HA! silly robots.

  • justagirl

    yes! and by subjecting them to wikipedia and other flawed information, we are uploading them with human error. ha HA! silly robots.

  • Anonymous

    This is very exciting new. Time to prepare my fall out shelter.

  • Anonymous

    This is very Exciting news great for robotics. Time to prepare my Skynet proof shelter.

  • BossStart

    This is very Exciting news great for robotics. Time to prepare my Skynet proof shelter.

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