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Robot as a Service and its visual programming environment

Robot as a Service and its visual programming environment

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Robot as a Service (RaaS) is a cloud-computing unit that facilitates the seamless integration of robots and embedded devices into Web and cloud-computing environments. The RaaS concepts can be applied to different types of IoT applications, including cyber-physical systems, autonomous decentralized systems, serverless computing systems, and Internet of Intelligent Things. This section presents the design and implementations of a number of RaaS units, as well as a Visual IoT/ Robotics Programming Environment that can visually program RaaS units through a drag-and-drop style. Multiple physical robots and simulated robots are implemented. The platform independence was ensured through a standard interface defined in a JavaScript Object Notation object. The development and testing of several sample applications is shown.

Chapter Contents:

  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 System overview
  • 8.3 VIPLE: Visual IoT/Robotics Programming Environment
  • 8.4 RaaS design and implementation in different platforms
  • 8.5 Robotics application development
  • 8.6 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Inspec keywords: Java; service robots; home automation; mobile robots; robot programming; Internet; visual programming; cloud computing; Internet of Things

Other keywords: IoT applications; cloud-computing unit; Intelligent Things; serverless computing systems; simulated robots; RaaS units; RaaS concepts; autonomous decentralized systems; design; visual programming environment; cyber-physical systems; cloud-computing environments; implementations; Visual IoT/ Robotics Programming Environment; multiple physical robots

Subjects: Information networks; Control engineering computing; Automated buildings; Software engineering techniques; Robotics; Internet software; Mobile robots

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