Alphabet unleashes Flowstate: Robotic App Development Platform for Everyone

Aayush Tyagi 19 May, 2023 • 4 min read

Get ready to be blown away by the latest innovation from Alphabet’s Intrinsic! They’ve just launched a new app development platform called Flowstate that could change everything. This software is designed so that anyone can use it, even if they don’t know much about robots. Yes, you heard that right – ANYONE! This means that more people than ever before can create and control robots, which is going to completely transform the robotics industry.

The possibilities are endless with this groundbreaking technology. It’s time to unlock your creativity and get ready to build some amazing robotics applications with Flowstate!

Flowstate is Alphabet's robotics app programming platform that gives you the power to create, develop and deploy robotic applications quickly and easily.

What is Flowstate?

Are you ready to take your robotics development skills to the next level? Introducing Flowstate – the easy and intuitive web-based platform that makes building complex robotics workflows a breeze! With automated perception, deep learning, reinforcement learning, motion planning, simulation, and force control, you’ll have everything you need to create amazing robotics applications. And the best part? You don’t need to be an expert to use it!

Flowstate’s graphical tree model makes it simple for anyone to program and develop their own robotics applications. It comes with a wide range of features including manipulation, path planning, pose estimation, and force-based insertion skills, so you can let your creativity run wild. Get ready to be amazed by what you can achieve with Flowstate!

Flowstate's graphical tree model makes it simple for anyone to program and develop their own robotics applications

Moreover, Flowstate’s simulation feature enables developers to test their applications in real-world scenarios before deployment using Gazebo. This allows users to identify potential issues and bugs before deployment, saving time and minimizing costs.

According to Intrinsic CEO Wendy Tan White, the platform will serve as a solution builder. “You can design it, build it, and deploy it,” she said in an interview. With Flowstate, users can create robotic solutions for various industries quickly and efficiently.

The Need for Accessibility in Robotics Programming

Robotics programming used to be really hard, but now it’s easier than before. However, if you’re not an expert in robotics, it can still be challenging. This means that even with experience in software, it’s still tough to get into robotics if you don’t know much about hardware. Because of this, previous attempts to make robotics more accessible to people without hardware experience haven’t been very successful.

But with Flowstate, everything is about to change! Their new technology is going to break down these barriers and make it possible for anyone to develop robots. You don’t need to have any experience in robotics or hardware to use Flowstate – it’s designed to be user-friendly! Get ready to join the exciting world of robotics with ease thanks to Flowstate!

Flowstate is user friendly robotics application development platform, that can make robotics accessible.

Intrinsic’s Pivot Towards Software and AI

Intrinsic’s focus on software and AI led to a 40-person reduction in the company’s workforce. According to CEO Wendy Tan White, the layoffs were necessary for a small pivot within the company. Intrinsic’s primary goal was to concentrate on software and artificial intelligence, and Flowstate is its first product in that direction.

Intrinsic’s Vision for the Future of Industrial Robotics

Flowstate is something new that can make a big difference in how we make robots for factories. A person named Brian Gerkey leads a team called Open Robotics, and they made Flowstate. This makes it easier and faster to create robots, and it costs less money too. Gerkey wants more people to be able to help make robots without it being too hard or expensive. He thinks that Flowstate will help with that.

Intrinsic's Flowstate can make it easier to create robotics applications for factory robots

Our Say

With this brand-new app development platform by Alphabet’s intrinsic, everyone can create and control robots, even without prior experience in robotics or hardware. Imagine being able to build amazing robotics applications with just a few clicks of a button! The possibilities are endless with Flowstate’s easy-to-use graphical tree model and wide range of features like manipulation, path planning, pose estimation, and force-based insertion skills.

But that’s not all – Flowstate’s simulation feature lets you test your creations in real-world scenarios before deployment, saving you time and money while ensuring that your robots work perfectly. It’s the perfect solution for those who have always dreamt of getting into robotics but found it too hard or expensive. And with Intrinsic’s pivot towards software and AI, Flowstate is just the beginning of its vision for the future of industrial robotics.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the exciting world of robotics today with Flowstate!

Aayush Tyagi 19 May 2023

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