Project name: Kambria
White paper: https://kambria.io/Kambria_White_Paper_v1.1.pdf
Kambria = Fueling the robotics economy
Kambria is a decentralized open AI and robotics platform to accelerate the development and make the adoption of impactful robots faster, cheaper and easier.
Problem it solves:
Robotics engineers have been facing same challenges for many years now:
- Lack of good interfaces and abstraction layers for software, electrical, and mechanical systems.
- Lack of tools, semantics, and methods to share parts of designs in distributed fashion.
- Significant portions of expended effort are implicitly discarded.
- Cool robotic applications are slow, expensive and hard to make. Innovation is stifled.
- Slow turnaround, high minimums, and poor interfaces from “traditional” manufacturers.
The Kambria Architecture is made up of five pillars:
- Codebase (KDNA) — module management and build system. It crosses hardware, firmware, software, electrical, and mechanical boundaries to directly specify all components and subcomponents of a built robot.
- Innovation marketplace — KAT tokens are used as both a top-down and bottom-up signaling mechanism, as well as a reward when value adding work is completed.
- The manufacturing alliance — collaborative partnership where top manufacturers share knowledge, resources and maintain APIs/standards. The alliance’s common goal is to provide a network of ultra-lean and ultra-fast robotics manufacturing centers around the world.
- Value capture and community sustainability — KAT tokens are also used to fairly capture the value created by the platform with the intent of making the Kambria community sustainable and not entirely dependent on donations
- Legal protection — The Kambria Fair Use team will protect the collective work of the community by pursuing compliance and enforcement through legal action against free-riders and violators. KAT tokens can be used for as both a signaling mechanism and a community fundraising method for legal protection.
Each directly addresses the above mentioned challenges for robotics engineers.
By introducing crypto-economics into the robotics development cycle, Kambria rewards cooperation and penalizes defection to achieve:
- Dramatically lower barrier of entry for individuals and small teams to collaborate
- Provide economic incentives to contribute
- Capitalize on network effect and aggregate compelling technology
- Provide intermediation for the end-to-end robotics business challenges
- Detect and denounce fair use violations.
- Thuc Vu, Co-founder, Kambria
Thuc is a serial entrepreneur, with multiple company acquisitions, the last one by Google. He has deep expertise in game theory, tournament design and multi-agent systems. He earned his PhD from Stanford and BS from Carnegie Mellon, both in computer science. Thuc is a social entrepreneur in Vietnam, involved in several community projects.
- Jared Go, Co-founder, Kambria
Jared was previously CTO and founding member at a networks startup. He has an extensive experience in blockchain, AI, real-time graphics, VR, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Jared is a Stanford Graduate Fellow, and has a BS in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
- Tingxi Tan, Co-founder, Kambria
Tingxi has a background in cloud computing, network infrastructure and distributed system design. He has been active in Crypto Investment since 2010. He was responsible for building the global scale cloud infrastructure at a networks startup. Tingxi graduated from MSc Computer Science at the University of Calgary and BSc Applied Math at Western University.
- Manuela Veloso, AI and Robotics
Manuela Veloso is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She was the President of AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) until 2014, and the co-founder and a Past President of the RoboCup Federation. She is a fellow of AAAI, IEEE, AAAS, and ACM. She is an international expert in artificial intelligence and robotics.
They have total 9+ team members on board.
- Loi Luu (Co-founder, KyberNetwork)
- Simon Seojoon Kim (CEO, Hashed)
- George Li (Co-founder, WeTrust)
- Karen Hsu (Head of Growth, BlockCypher)
Token Type: ERC20
Token Symbol: KAT
Hard Cap: 25m USD
Bringing it all together
- Kambria founders started a robotics company in 2015. In the short span of just two years, they were able to prototype ten generations of a telepresence robot. The net result, Ohmni, quickly became one of the leading products in the consumer market at an unmatched price point. Ohmni’s mobility, range, simple controls, and easy access appealed to users of all ages and backgrounds. Using our robot, families separated by countries, continents, or oceans could feel the distance fade away. Children confined by their illnesses could still interact with their classmates and teachers. Ohmni was touted by NY Times as Rosie, the robot from “The Jetsons” and CNN reported that “Ohmni robot makes video chats feel like they are in real life.”
- Kambria enables cutting edge, prize-winning technology immediately available and usable the next day by the entire robotics community. This was not possible in the robotics industry till now.
- To jumpstart the Kambria codebase, OhmniLabs will open source and provide complete KDNA for the entire Ohmni robot. Through Kambria, roboticists can immediately modify Ohmni’s KDNA and customize it for their specific tasks.
- The Kambria manufacturing alliance + API solves the problem of collaboration and supply chain. So much time roboticists spend is just finding parts, setting up arrangements with suppliers. This is an extremely critical problem to tackle in the robotics industry.
- Kambria has already reached agreements with Stanford, CMU, and National Technology University — Singapore to build Robotics Labs together. Projects coming out of those labs will be contributed to Kambria platform
- Don’t we just love blockchain projects who have the potential to become market leaders in their space, and Kambria’s team and project looks like a leading contender to take on and transform the robotics industry using blockchain.
Kambria Telegram group — https://t.me/kambriaofficial
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