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Android's Creator Showcases 2 Tech Devices That 'Bring Data From Offline Sources, Not The Cloud'

Android's Creator Showcases 2 Tech Devices That 'Bring Data From Offline Sources, Not The Cloud'

Andy Rubin is the founder and CEO of a tech startup incubator called Playground Global and is also a partner at Redpoint Ventures. Prior to that, he co-founded Android and served as Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s Google's vice president of mobile and digital content.

He certainly knows a thing or two about not only creating technology, but taking it to the next level. During a Bloomberg technology conference, his two latest devices were showcased for everyone to see.

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As noted by Tech Crunch, Rubin showcased a transponder for drones and a backpack that provides haptic feedback alongside music. Both of these creations aren't particularly new, but do provide a novel way in which the real world interacts with the Internet and data.

"I think the new opportunity is to bring that data from offline sources, not the cloud," Rubin said at the Bloomberg technology conference. "That's where robotics comes in. Robots are walking, mobile sensors that can sense their environment, interact, and learn from those interactions. In computer science we call that sense, plan, act. The act part, from a historical perspective, if you were doing stuff in the cloud you were trapped in the cloud. If you can't interact with the real world you're stuck in a jar. The robotics is the act part, once you sense and plan you can send it back into the real world."

Rubin also said that him and his team are currently "incubating" around 15 different companies, all of which are envisioning new ways where computing can interact with the real world.

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