In this episode, Jorrin Bruns (Support Engineer, Parity Technologies) is joined by Robonomics Software Architect Sergei Lonshakov. Robonomics is an open-source internet of things (IoT) platform. It provides ways for humans to communicate with robots, and for robots to connect to each other and the internet. Started on Ethereum in 2015, Robonomics is now aiming to be a parachain on Polkadot, with a view to work across both ecosystems. The team also publishes scientific research on the frontier between IoT, blockchain, Ethereum, Substrate, and Polkadot.
The pair discuss real use cases of robotics, from those currently available, e.g., in smart cities, to futuristic possibilities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Along the way they talk about Mars colonization, digital twins and robot art. Lonshakov also presents Robonomics Web Services (RWS) and the development of the Robot Operating System (ROS), a framework of ready-to-work packages that enable engineers without blockchain experience to create robotic systems that connect to blockchain.
01:13 What is Robonomics?
05:42 Machine to machine communication
07:25 Milestones since 2015 – From Ethereum to Substrate
18:31 The way forward for Robonomics
21:38 The Robot Operating System (ROS)
28:16 Robonomics Relay Chain vision
34:00 Robonomics use cases
41:07 Robonomics Web Services (RWS)
47:17 Mars colonization
53:10 Digital Twins
58:41 Robot Artist Gaka-Chu
01:04:13 The Fourth Industrial Revolution
01:12:54 Side Effects of Robotization