Releases and timeline
Over the past 3 years, a team of roboteers and ethereum developers called Airalab has been working on creating a p2p network for servicing smart cities and Industry 4.0.
March has come, which means spring has begun, so it’s time to be more active. Let’s start with the list of important events of October’18 — February’19 in the life of Airalab:Read more ↗
New AIRA releases 0.16 and 0.16.1 have been published on GitHub. They contain technical updates of the client and support for changes in Robonomics smart contracts. Robonomics contracts were prepared for the dress rehearsal - the logic of KYC was implemented into the code. With publication of these contacts in the network - this will be the 4th generation of the Robonomics platform in Ethereum mainnet. We are growing up. We conducted messaging performance tests in Robonomics using ipfs pubsub. The report is also in the blog: Robonomics Benchmark, November 2018. And the last important technical update - we have compiled the tools for working with Robonomics in robonomics-tools. Now look for the utility for providers of Robonomics - XRTd in this repository.Aira 0.16 ↗
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We have conducted new load tests on Robonomics.Read more ↗
This is next stable release of Robonomics communication stack. In this release introduced new liability execution engine. New liability engine support parallel and sandboxing liability execution.GitHub ↗
Over the past two months, during the work on Robonomics, we first tried the history of versions, invented by Alexander Krupenkin, got two independent audits of the Ethereum contracts, separated software for providers from the AIRA image, launched the mechanism for the exchange of technical information by agents and providers of Robonomics, and also launched a visualization service of our network’s status in real time.Read more ↗
For 7 days of the summer school, together with the engineers who responded to our call, we linked: mesh topology, cjdns, ipfs, ipfs pubsub, Ethereum protocol and the Robonomics platform.Read more ↗
We have launched alpha-release of Robonomics in the Ethereum mainnet. The release of smart contracts 0.9 Robonomics mainnet alpha has taken place. It will allow us to test XRT emission for work, completed by the network provider. We have come up with a new release Aira 0.13 Robonomics Alpha, which will allow us to deploy Aira as a provider. We have also launched Robonomics status, a service of statistical data harvesting on Robonomics performance in real time.Read more ↗
For the last 2 weeks our team was engaged in launching the alpha version of the Robonomics smart contracts infrastructure in the Ethereum mainnet. The main task that we were solving by the alpha release was the implementation of Robonomics platform’s version history and testing the XRT emission mechanism in accordance with the model described in Whitepaper.Read more ↗
The release Aira 0.12 let us demonstrate the work of Robonomics providers in use. At the beginning of May 2018, we announced the release Aira 0.12.1 where we allowed more than one provider to work at a lighthouse. At present, the smart contract of a lighthouse divides quotas by the amount of transactions per the shift of one provider and puts Robonomics providers on the one queue. A quota is proportional to the general XTR capital share at the exact lighthouse.Read more ↗
A communication protocol using Ethereum and IPFS was developed in 2018 in order to build a decentralized network on the Robonomics platform. At the beginning of 2018, the first release of software for providers "Lighthouse" was published, signaling the launch of the platform for developers of smart cities and Industry 4.0 solutions.GitHub ↗
By the spring of 2017, the team has come up with a common concept for creating a decentralized network of providers for servicing smart cities - the Robonomics network. Robonomics is an alternative to cloud control systems. This is an alternative which should be, but which is currently not there in the field of robotics.
In the course of the next 2 years, experiments on the construction of proof-of-concepts in the fields of mobile robotics, sensor networks and smart factories were conducted. As a result, we identified a range of tasks (see Scenarios of the Robonomics platform application), in which p2p technologies have capabilities that were not previously available for robotics, such as money for robots, and those solving current tasks, but more efficiently or cheaper than the cloud services in the field of IoT are offering today.
The first practical results were achieved in the fall of 2015, when the team demonstrated the possibility of using smart contracts on the Ethereum network for controlling a drone. Then and there, we saw a way of organizing a completely autonomous service and continued to explore the possibilities of p2p technologies for robotics tasks.