A Study on Cloud Robotics: Ad-Hoc Cloud (Cloud Seeding)
Cloud seeding in cloud robotics is the concept of forming an adhoc cloud using the available robot resources. A team of robots working in the same field utilizing cloud robotics might experience a connection failure to the main node however this should not stop field work. The teamed robots surrender their resources to form a virtual adhoc cloud not only to load balance tasks but to share resources and information. In this paper the researcher explores further on how cloud seeding can best be done, the security implications as well as networking concerns involved. This however is not a permanent infrastructure but a way of circumventing the challenge of network failure between the main cloud infrastructure and the field robots in cloud robotics.