Dapp of the Week #06: SLAM Robots by Shanghai Tech

Blair Maclennan
Oct 12, 2018 · 4 min read
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A background on SLAM Robot labs at Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology

Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT), is a joint lab between ShanghaiTech University and Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Their research is focused on the architectures, big-data and security in fog computing, and the next-generation of communication through fog and Internet-of-Things (IoT).

‘SLAM’ Mapping Robots powered by iExec

For now, the primary function performed by the robots at ShanghaiTech is ‘SLAM’, which stands for Simultaneous Localization And Mapping. Simply put, this involves the robot using its sensors to gather details on its exact position in a space before making calculations with the gathered data to generate a detailed map of the environment.

The Technicalities

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The connection between the Robots, Docker and the iExec Network

iExec and and the future of IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the use cases we are most excited about here at iExec. While the project is still in an exploratory phase, the future we imagine involves numerous business cases using this kind of network enabled IOT technology. For instance, imagine an architect deploying a fleet of robots that have the ability to explore places that are, for example, too wide, dangerous or inaccessible to humans. The whole community would be more than proud to see such a beautiful decentralized application powered by iExec.

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