«Let us remember that the automatic machine is the precise economic equivalent of slave labor. Any labor which competes with slave labor must accept the economic consequences of slave labor.»
― Norbert Wiener, cybernetics
Robots are like grown-up children today – they already can manage money, and enter into legal relations, be independent.
The future of humanity itself depends on how we teach robots to handle their capabilities.
Robonomics is an open-source platform for IoT applications which enables the exchange of technical and economic information in the form of atomic transactions between user applications, IoT services, and complex robotics.
Robonomics contains a complete set of tools for developing IoT applications, both on the robotics and the user interface sides. Communication between the user and device happens using the most successful technologies from the Web3 world – IPFS, Ethereum, and Polkadot. Thus, developers can create modern and secure applications for Smart Cities and Industry 4.0.
For the developers’ convenience, Robonomics contains a set of software for connecting: IoT devices using the HTTP/MQTT protocol, complex robotic systems using the Robot Operating System (ROS).
Platform users can connect ROS-compatible robots to digital economy in a matter of minutes. For a complete list of supported robots, please follow the link: https://robots.ros.org/
Robonomics Web Services (RWS) is the basic infrastructural service for Robotics and IoT on top of Robonomics Parachain and IPFS.
In the technical architecture, IoT digital twins provide the visibility and monitoring of things and related events (e.g., using IoT devices to automatically capture the origin of a product), and blockchain enables the shared single version of the truth as to the state of these things across their life cycles and associated business events [from Gartner research]
Robonomics Parachain provides an opportunity to create a model of a digital twin and update its state every 6 seconds.
Companies that design and manufacture IoT-connected products and equipment should adopt a flexible digital twin delivery model to lower barriers to adoption, such as offering digital twins via marketplaces, rather than only offering digital twins via their own, proprietary, delivery model [from Gartner research]
The developed digital twin model can be directly linked with additional services that your company provides for the IoT industry.
To make a delivery process convenient and simple for hundreds of customers, we have added a section of the services for robots marketplace. Take a look at the first examples of the implemented bundles of digital twin model + company automated service.
You've got an idea for your service for robots or users? Then proceed to the step-by-step instructions for building your IoT application on the Robonomics platform.