Google’s New Cloud Robotics Strategy At the 2011 Google I/O developer’s conference, Google announced a new initiative called “Cloud robotics” in conjunction with robot manufacturer Willow Garage. Google has developed an open source (free) operating system for robots, with the unsurprising name “ROS” – or Robot Operating System. In other words, Google is trying to create the MS-DOS (or MS Windows) of robotics. “With ROS, software developers will be able to write code in the Java programming language and control robots in a standardized way.
Google’s New Cloud Robotics Strategy