CloudMinds Technology, a creator and developer of mobile cloud robot
systems, today unveiled details surrounding its XR Robotics Development
Kit (XR RDK) and its innovative cloud brain platform for the cloud robot
ecosystem. Details were released at TechCrunch Sessions on Robotics + AI
Coinciding with the planned release later this year of its highly
intelligent, service-oriented, humanoid robot, the XR-1, CloudMinds’ XR
RDK will provide a software platform and infrastructure for programmers,
robotics developers, and eventually end users to create and develop
robotic skills for the XR-1 and subsequent robots in the XR series.
The XR RDK will play a key enablement role in cloud robotics similar to
the way the smartphone revolution was driven by the intersecting
development of powerful hardware and software. It allows for the
production of vast robotics skill applications created by independent
developers and made available through a Robotics Skill Marketplace.
These robotics skill applications can be deployed to the cloud brain and
operate on XR-1 and future XR series of cloud robots.
As a producer and operator of cloud robots, CloudMinds is spearheading
the creation of a robotics ecosystem where independent developers can
develop, ship and sell specialty robotics applications and software to a
variety of cloud robots, beginning with the XR-1.
HARIX – The Cloud Brain and “Operating System” for Cloud Robots
The HARIX platform is designed to operate millions of cloud robots
simultaneously and it organically integrates AI capabilities such as
vision processing, natural language processing, robotic motion control,
and vision-guided grasping and manipulation. Through deep learning,
reinforcement learning, and imitation learning techniques, robotics
intelligence will begin to converge quickly with human intelligence in
various use cases.
CloudMinds XR-1 – Humanoid Robot Platform
Powered by two ground-breaking technologies: intelligent robot joints –
Smart Compliant Actuators (SCAs) and a cloud brain – Human Augmented
Robotic Intelligence with Extreme Reality (HARIX), the XR-1 breaks the
bottleneck in commercially deploying humanoid service robots at scale.
The XR-1 can be deployed as an assistant robot in retail, hospitality,
senior care, and many other applications.
One of the important complimentary offerings of the RDK will be the RDE
(Robotics Development Environment), an online development and simulation
system featuring a HARIX Digital Twin. Powered by MMO gaming technology,
the RDE allows for real-time interaction with a digital twin of the XR-1
robot through VR and motion-capture devices in a virtual environment. In
this gaming environment, developers can train a robot by demonstrating
various skills to its digital twin. Using deep learning, the twin can
perfect new skills through imitation, repetition, and reinforcement.
Once tested and perfected, these skills can be transferred from the
virtual environment of the RDK to the physical XR-1 robot and deployed
in real life situations.
Bill Huang, CloudMinds co-founder and CEO, noted, “Unlike industrial
robots, service robots work to serve people in countless ways and
require just as many skills. We created the XR-1 RDK and HARIX Digital
Twin to facilitate just that, the easy creation and testing of robotics
skills. Similar to the way Apple created the iPhone ecosystem, we
believe the time has come for creating a cloud service robot ecosystem
for the HARIX Cloud Brain and XR-1 Humanoid Robot. We will continue to
expand the XR RDK to cover all future XR series cloud robots.”
About CloudMinds Technology
CloudMinds Technology is a creator, developer and operator of mobile
cloud robotics systems and services. The Company Makes Robots Smarter™ by
providing the secure virtual backbone network coupled with a real-time,
multi-modal human-in-the-loop cloud brain platform to connect different
types of service robots. CloudMinds is backed by SoftBank and Vision
Fund, Foxconn, Keytone Ventures, Walden International, and many other
venture funds. CloudMinds Technology is based in Santa Clara, California.
Home Page: http://www.cloudminds.com