The simplest definition of cloud computing is the practice of storing, managing, and processing data using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet rather than on a local server or personal computer. This sounds like a very simple idea but when first presented, it was groundbreaking.
At Caja Robotics, we are taking cloud computing to the next level for warehouse automation.
Yes, that means there is no need for an on-site server, but it is much more, as we see the cloud as more than just a remote server – we consider it like an orchestra conductor.
The Orchestra Conductor
Unlike common solutions for warehouse automation, Caja’s cloud manages practically everything related to the robots’ movements and actions. If we view the robots, stations, bins, and all physical objects inside the warehouse as an orchestra, then the cloud is its conductor.
As the data, options, and information are centralized in one location, the cloud can keep an eye on the entire picture and can make the best decisions for overall optimization, unlike the robots which each have only a partial image.
Cloud-Managed System Advantages
Combine that with the fact that the Caja Robotics system does not require major infrastructure changes, adapting itself to the warehouse instead of the other way around, and you get a system that is up and running in no time.
Elasticity at system
As the system’s brain is in the cloud, installation of the system is very elastic and conducted almost entirely via the web.