The Viam Rover is an affordable mobile robot that you can program to navigate autonomously. It serves as a practical introduction to prototyping with the Viam software platform, which offers SDKs and services like computer vision, motion planning, machine learning, and SLAM.
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The Viam website allows you to teleoperate a rover in the company's New York office.
Viam Robotics was founded in 2020 by Eliot Horowitz, the co-founder of MongoDB. Viam aims to build a robotics software platform that allows developers to create, configure, and control robots from anywhere, regardless of hardware or language. The platform would be capable of operating a wide range of systems, from industrial robots to autonomous vehicles to smart home appliances and IoT devices.
Horowitz, who was MongoDB's CTO from 2007 to 2020, says he created Viam to help robotics businesses get to market faster. Viam's platform is open source and focuses on simplifying the building, monitoring, and data management of robots and smart machines. Viam is headquartered in New York City.