Kambria is an open source innovation platform on the blockchain providing a collaborative development environment for the complete robotics development cycle—from coding to the on demand manufacturing and assembly of components and robotic machines.
Any one with the Kambria token (KAT) can interact in the system and contribute ideation, capital, robotics technology and manufacturing capacity. To encourage robotics devs to support interoperability, Kambria provides the development tools and incentives to develop compatible modules across software, hardware, firmware, electrical and mechanical technologies.
The Carnegie Mellon and Stanford engineering alumni who make up the core team of Kambria learned from experience that the current silo approach to robotics development is too slow and expensive. By providing a platform for developers to cooperatively build advanced robotics, the engineers expect to make an earlier robotic project, the Ohmni home robot, a regular household appliance. Though Ohmni’s life-like telepresence creates the impression a distant loved one has been teleported into the room with family members, the $1,900 price tag makes the robot a novelty.
What is collaborative robotics?
Roboticists are learning a lot about the power of distributed work from swarming ants. To make universally affordable robots, like ant swarms, the Kambria team is using collective tasks to build a faster, cheaper, and better bot.
Collaborative robotics is expected to significantly accelerate robotics development by promoting interoperability and eliminating duplicate tasks, which Kambria estimates to be 85 percent of efforts.
Robotics devs have access to a repository of development tools and receive tokens when they contribute their technology back to the Kambria ecosystem.
Under an open collaborative system spanning the full robotics production chain, technology can be easily and quickly tested—and excel or fail—across diverse development and manufacturing environments, thereby accelerating innovation. Kambria’s manufacturing alliance—a network of robotics fabricators—can stamp out robotics products in days, significantly lowering the expense of having to build a custom robotics fabrication plant.
What happens when you unleash crypto-economics on robots?
Robotics development will take place at 10 times the speed and efficiency than under the current silo mentality, estimates the Kambria team. Key to this acceleration is aligning incentives across the robotics development cycle. Robotics development is slow and expensive because developers are mostly tinkering in silos. Without incentives to share, however, devs are not going to leave their silos.
Kambria’s solution is to provide incentives to share technology while penalties and legal actions act as a disincentive for free riders using the system. Developers who are ready to break out of the silos that stifle innovation in favor of collaboration will be rewarded by the Kambria system in various ways. On the Kambria platform, a project like Ohmni can launch a Kickstarter-type campaign and get paid in KAT rather than fiat money. As mentioned, devs will be rewarded with KAT tokens when they contribute robotics technology to the platform. Manufacturers can also earn tokens by manufacturing and using the robotics technology in the Kambria ecosystem. Other members can benefit by investing in and promoting the robotics products in the ecosystem.
Ultimately, Kambria reasons that open code, data and technology will lead to advances in artificial intelligence while machine learning will teach algorithms how to build better robots. The resultant value created in the ecosystem, according to the fundamental laws of crypto-economics, will be shared among all members.
Kambria Architecture and Utility Token Model:
How does the bounty program fairly price robotic development demand?
In the Kambria ecosystem, If a company requires custom robotics such as a sensor or control logic, a bounty program can be launched via a smart contract that embeds the token rewards. The bounty, which should price in the complexity and demand for the technology, can range from $100 to over $1 million. Other projects requiring the same robotics technology can join the bounty and increase the stake. Under this model, the bounty price should reflect market demand. To support the ongoing development process, funds can be released in tranches to developers.
The K-Prize of $500k and up rewards the development of value and applications in the Kambria system.
Bonus rewards may also be paid.
TOKEN SALE / Kambria ecosystem
The Kambria token (KAT) is the currency for interactions in the robotics development ecosystem. The Kambria team is gearing up for its initial coin offering (ICO), which should take place before the full launch in Q1 2019. Sign up on the Kambria site for updates.
OhmniLabs has introduced the Ohmni DevKit as the first shared robotics resource on the Kambria platform. The move to the open innovation platform is expected to help the home robot, as well as many other robotics devices, deploy in home and industrial applications earlier.
Symbol: KAT (ERC-20)
Available Tokens for Sale: 50%
Token Supply: 5,000,000,000
Dr. Thuc Vu, Cofounder and CEO (LinkedIn)
Jared Go, Cofounder – CTO of OhmniLabs
Tingxi Tan, Cofounder – Cofounder of OhmniLabs
Manuela Veloso – AI and Robotics
Dhana Pawar– Marketing
Ned Semonite – Partnerships
Loi Luu – Kyber Network
Mike Hodges – ATA Ventures
George Li – WeTrust
Simon Seojoon Kim – Hashed
Dr. Long Vuong – Tomochain
Lily Sarafan – Home Care Assistance
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