A Cloud Robotics Architecture with Applications to Smart Homes
José M. Reyes Álamo1, Aparicio Carranza2
1Dr. José M. Reyes Álamo, Computer Engineering Technology, CUNY/ New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
2Dr. Aparicio Carranza, Computer Engineering Technology, CUNY/ New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Manuscript received on February 15, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on February 28, 2015. | Manuscript published on March 05, 2015. | PP: 43-47 | Volume-5 Issue-1, March 2015. | Retrieval Number: A2524035115/2015©BEIESP
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Abstract: Cloud computing is a computational model in which interconnected computers over the Internet work together toward offering greater processing power and storage capabilities than stand-alone solutions. The use of the cloud has found application in a diversity of fields including robotics and mobile computing. This has resulted in the emergence of areas like cloud robotics, a paradigm where robots rely on the cloud to perform their heavy computations and for their storage needs while focusing on simpler computation tasks. The mix of mobile devices and the cloud has created the field of mobile cloud computing (MCC) where mobile devices like smartphones and tablets focus on data gathering and simple processing tasks while using the cloud for complex computations and greater storage. In this paper we review several mobile cloud robotics architectures that combine these concepts. We provide a background of the different technologies used to develop these solutions. We present a prototype implementation of one of the architectural models and also show some practical applications of it using a Smart Home environment as an example.
Keywords: Cloud computing, cloud robotics, mobile cloud, smart home.