Cloud Robotics

Help us shape the future of collaborative automation.


A new approach to intelligent automation

Google Cloud is working on a new cloud robotics platform that combines the power of AI, robotics, and the cloud. This new initiative will enable an open ecosystem of automation solutions that use cloud-connected collaborative robots. Our AI and ML services will make sense of the unpredictable physical world, enabling efficient robotic automation in highly dynamic environments. The result: fewer silos, more flexibility, and the freedom to innovate.

Essential infrastructure

Essential infrastructure

Our platform will cover foundational needs, including secure and robust connectivity between robots and the cloud; management and distribution of digital assets with Kubernetes; logging, monitoring, alerting, and dashboarding with Stackdriver; and access to all of our data management and AI capabilities, from Cloud Bigtable to Cloud AutoML.

Open interfaces

Open interfaces

Standardized data types and open APIs enable developers to build reusable automation components. Open APIs allow for interoperability so integrators can compose end-to-end solutions with collaborative robots from different vendors.

Specialized tools

Specialized tools

Thoughtfully designed tooling will enable developers to easily build, test, and deploy software for robots. Systems integrators will be able to seamlessly compose and deploy automation solutions in customers’ environments. Operators will be able to monitor robot fleets and ongoing missions.

Flexibility and control

Flexibility and control

A scalable cloud pricing model will let you pay as you go — and only for what you use. Additionally, you will fully own your data. If you should choose to move to another cloud provider, you can take your data with you.

Powerful first-party services

Powerful first-party services

Google’s initial Cloud Robotics services will process sensor data from multiple sources and use machine learning to surface information and insights about the state of the physical world. These services can be applied to a variety of use cases, from robot localization and mapping to inventory and object tracking.

Fostering third-party innovation

Fostering third-party innovation

Our open platform will enable an ecosystem of hardware, applications, and services built by manufacturers and developers, resulting in a marketplace of reusable components and rapid innovation in the space of collaborative automation.

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We’d love to hear from you!

Our open cloud robotics platform and services will be available for developers to try out in 2019. In the meantime, we’d love to hear about your specific needs and use cases. Fill out the form to express interest in Cloud Robotics and to be notified when we open up to early adopters.