By Kyle Fazzari, software engineer and roboticist at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu open-source operating system
We are all familiar with Apple’s app store. It is an easily navigable place to download the latest features available, at the touch of our fingertips. Now imagine this same concept, but for robotics.
A growing industry, robotics isn’t just a buzzword – it’s becoming a transformative technology.
Whether robotics track down deadly species of starfish responsible for coral reefs destruction, or provide agricultural support for sustainable crops, access to an app store could open up an array of alternative revenue streams for robotics startups – functionality exchanged for a fee. [Read more…] about An ‘App Store’ for robots? It’s coming and it’s a game-changer