How Kambria Will Disrupt AI & Robotics Development
Robotics culture is more the “secret” than sharing knowledge. Currently, market leaders have no interest in sharing their knowledge with competitors, due to huge investments they made. How will Kambria proceed to change their mindset?
We believe those huge companies that have already invested a ton of capital will eventually come around due to the amount of technology amassed by Kambria. But things will be kicked off first by 4 groups:
super passionate individuals like those that contributed to Linux early on Startups that are struggling to build their own robots on time and budget, or now seeing new opportunities due to lower cost development with Kambria platform Universities making it way easier to develop, share, and also get value back instead of the risk of trying to start a new company Large corporates who want to get into robotics but are finding it super hard (which is what we find in 90% of the big non-robotics companies pivoting into robotics)
Our mindset is basically proof by usefulness and value. If we can build up our community to the point where Kambria becomes the platform of choice to start with and develop robots (like Linux is for deploying most software), then we have significant enough value that the large companies will participate. Another argument we have been testing is to say that they can now easily turn what used to be development costs into revenue sources. For example, not every piece of a large robot needs to be proprietary, what about say a motor drive or some sensors. We have found many partners where the large companies may be willing to share pieces, but they just aren’t set up internally to make it happen. It is not like they will let you order just the motors via their own supply chain. So if they (with the help of Kambria community) help to bring some of those less critical modules onto Kambria, they can gain a lot of goodwill and also benefits if the community starts using them a lot, with much less hassle than trying to open up a new business line themselves to sell the components.