Robots might be getting their own Internet, or something very much like it, reports the BBC. "RoboEarth" as it is being called, would allow robots to access a database, upload and download information, and generally get about their business more efficiently. "Most current robots see the world their own way and there's very little standardization going on," says a Swiss scientist working on the project.
He likens the concept to Wikipedia for humans. "Wikipedia is something that humans use to share knowledge, that everyone can edit, contribute knowledge to and access. Something like that does not exist for robots," he says. "The key is allowing robots to share knowledge. That's really new."