Sunday, March 10, 2013

Robots Have Their Own Internet Now

The European RoboEarth Project has developed a global internet for robots called Rapyuta.

Rapyuta is described as "a giant network and database repository where robots can share information and learn from each other about their behavior and their environment."

According to the RoboEarth website, "[T]he goal of RoboEarth is to allow robotic systems to benefit from the experience of other robots, paving the way for rapid advances in machine cognition and behaviour, and ultimately, for more subtle and sophisticated human-machine interaction."

This could go either of two ways:

One: Robots take over Earth, exterminate humans a la Skynet;
Two: Robots waste all their time watching hilarious inept early robot videos and posting sleazy lube job comments on Robot Facebook. They soon rust away.

The name Rapyuta is inspired from the movie "Tenku no Shiro Rapyuta" (English title: "Castle in the Sky") by Hayao Miyazaki, where Rapyuta is the castle in the sky inhabited by robots.

More at RoboEarth and PC Magazine

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