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Toward a World Wide Web for Robots
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RoboEarth
RoboEarth aims to create a Wikipedia for robots, a giant database where robots can share information and learn from each other about their behaviors and their environments.
By Markus Waibel


If you have been following the robotics news this year, you may have heard that researchers are working to create “an Internet for robots.” I’m one of these researchers. RoboEarth (www.roboearth.org), the name of the project I’m involved with, is an initiative by five universities and an industrial partner funded by the European Union. Its goal is to develop a repository of knowledge robots can share, thereby greatly speeding up learning and, ultimately, allowing robots to perform well beyond their preprogrammed behaviors.

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