30 May '17, 12pm

Why Ubuntu is good for robots

Why Ubuntu is good for robots

Until recently the penetration of advanced robotics into our everyday lives seemed like the stuff of science fiction. Spiro robot However, ever expanding computing power along with the continued development and cost-reduction of advanced mechanical systems mean that robots, both stationary and self-actuating, are finally starting to appear as an increasingly normalised part of our lives. According to one report by International Data Corporation, worldwide spending on robotics and related services will hit $135.4 billion by 2019, with global robotics spending set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17%. Robotics applications are wide-ranging, but I will look at one which is of specific interest, the customer facing hospitality sector. This is an industry that can significantly benefit by incorporating robotics. For example, robots can be used as a meet and greet, to...

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