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Two start-ups aim to build a US-wide open robotics platform

Two ambitious start-ups aim to provide an open, nationwide platform across the US to support communications for robots, drones and driverless vehicles, and to process the data they produce. Hangar, which has developed a Robotics-as-a-System (RaaS) offering, initially targeting the construction sector, is working with Vapor IO, an edge compute specialist which has been working closely with the mobile industry. The RaaS will be powered by Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge infrastructure and will support drone deployments on an as-a-service basis for industrial applications like construction site monitoring and environmental data collection after a disaster. That will be just the first step to an open platform accessible to many sectors, the partners say. The importance of the edge infrastructure is to…

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