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Fog Robotics


Fog Robotics can be defined as an architecture which consists of storage, networking functions, control with decentralized computing closer to robots.

Fog Robotics Wikipedia page is currently available here where our definition and other examples are being used as a reference.


























                                                     Basic Architecture of Fog Robotics


Fog Robotics was first coined/proposed by Chand GUDI at few world's top-notch competitions and IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) as an Introduction paper - "Fog Robotics: An Introduction". Later another paper titled "Fog Robotics for Efficient, Fluent and Robust Human-Robot Interaction" was published at 17th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA 2018). Few more will be available online soon based on various scenarios with implementation ensuring for wide adoption of Fog Robotics.

New paper available: "Fog Robotics: A Summary, Challenges and Future Scope"


Invited Talk/Presentation/Discussion on Fog Robotics:


  • MIT Sloan School of Management, USA - host - Keri Pearlson, The Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (IC)3 (audience includes Prof. Stuart Madnick) 

  • Invited to attend Global Solutions Summit, the world policy forum, Germany to interact with top-ranking members from WTO, G20/T20 including Angela Merkel, Heiko Maas, Nobel Laureates... (policy recommendations on major G20 issues)

  • Science at the Shine Dome, a scientific discussion/meeting with Nobel Prize Winners/Scientists, and Politicians, Australia ​

  • BIT's 6th Annual World Congress of InfoTech, China (Chair/Keynote Speaker)

  • University of Technology Sydney Housing, Australia

  • MIT CSAIL, USA - host - Prof. Stefanie Mueller, HCI Engineering Group

  • Presented current research on Fog Robotics to the Nobel Laureates and world's top 200 young researchers at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Germany (30 out of 200) 

  • OpenFog Hackathon on Fog Computing, OpenFog Consortium/ShanghaiTech, Shanghai, China

  • Secur'IT Cup'18, Finalist, Kaspersky Lab, Hungary

  • Yara Innovation Challenge, Finalist

  • European Satellite Navigation Competition (Norwegian region), Winner (prize worth: $20,000), Norway/Europe

  • Nokia Open Innovation Challenge, Top 20

  • 3P IBISWorld Business Competition, Top 5


Short Abstract:

Active communication between robots and humans is essential for effective human-robot interaction. To accomplish this objective, Cloud Robotics (CR) was introduced to make robots enhance their capabilities. It enables robots to perform extensive computations in the cloud by sharing their outcomes. Outcomes include maps, images, processing power, data, activities and other robot resources. But due to the colossal growth of data and traffic, CR suffers from serious latency issues. Therefore, it is unlikely to scale a large number of robots particularly in human-robot interaction scenarios, where responsiveness is paramount. Furthermore, other issues related to security such as privacy breaches and ransomware attacks can increase. To address these problems, we have envisioned the next generation of robotic architectures based on Fog Robotics (FR) that inherits the strengths of Fog Computing to augment the future robotic systems. These new architectures can escalate the dexterity of robots by shoving the data closer to the robot. Additionally, they can ensure that human-robot interaction is more responsive by resolving the problems of CR. 

For more information about the Fog Robotics, please feel free to have a look at our project at


Other papers will be updated soon. For Press Release, please visit


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