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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Cloud Robotics Core is open source and pre-alpha. Support is currently limited to a small set of early access partners. We will gladly accept contributions and feedback, but we are making no stability or support guarantees at this point in time. If you want to get involved, please refer to the How To Contribute page, reach out to email@example.com or ask Stack Overflow questions with the tag google-cloud-robotics.
Documentation of the platform and related how-to guides can be found at: https://googlecloudrobotics.github.io/core/