Carpet cleaning robots need lots of smarts to navigate around obstacles. And putting all that computing power on every one is expensive, especially when they’re only being used part of the time! With fast networking, there’s a great solution – outsource the heavy thinking to the cloud. Unless David Cameron has his way banning encryption, or we make it too easy for law enforcement and spies to access the servers:
But a camera-equipped networked robot that free-ranges around your home is a fucking disaster if it isn’t secure.