In MyRobots.com terms, an alert is a message sent once a certain condition is reached by your robot’s sensors. There are several types of conditions:
The alerts can be triggered every time a condition is reached or just once, and the conditions can be checked as they happen or scheduled to be checked periodically. See the video below showing how to create your own alerts.
Once an alert is triggered, it will be displayed on your MyRobots.com dashboard. You can also choose to receive an email containing a customizable message and, for the more advanced users, you can create a custom HTTP POST to the URL of your choice.
In more practical terms, you could receive an email every time your robot processor overheats or when its battery is almost depleted. A robot could also call another robot for help via a more advanced HTTP POST or activate any smart device it needs to accomplish a task.
In the same way you can share your robot’s information with your friends, they can also view your robots alerts in their dashboards so they could also take action if needed by the robot.
We believe this is an important milestone in human-robot collaboration and we are eager to see how you start using it. Now that you have this powerful tool at your disposal, what will you do with it? What will your robots be telling you? What is the first alert you will create?
It seems like a great coincidence that this tool fits perfectly with this year’s Cloud Robotics Hackathon challenge of remote monitoring! This would be an excellent opportunity to register since this tool makes the challenge much simpler and could get your some of the 3000$ booty they are offering.