Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Orchestrator in robotics

       What we will do if there are multiple robots deployed on a single server? And if we want to run two robots at same time. The framework installed on server will get occupy to which robot? None. It will not work for single robot. Conflict will get occur and it will stop process. To handle such cases, one more concepts came into the picture as ‘Orchestration’. As per our knowledge, what is   Orchestration? In musical terms, Orchestration is the study or practice of writing music for an orchestra of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra. It means managing or keeping all musician and musical instruments in synch to get better music. For example, a work for solo piano could be adapted and orchestrated so that an orchestra could perform the piece, or a concert band piece could be orchestrated for a symphony orchestra.
      In here, we can configure the different servers having multiple robots to orchestrator so that we can run the multiple robots at same time.   A cloud orchestrator automates the management, coordination and organization of complicated computer systems, services and middleware. In addition to reduced personnel involvement, orchestration eliminates the potential for errors introduced into provisioning, scaling or other cloud processes. Orchestration is often discussed as having an inherent intelligence or even implicitly autonomic control, but those are largely aspirations or analogies rather than technical descriptions. In reality, orchestration is largely the effect of automation or systems deploying elements of control theory. This usage of orchestration is often discussed in the context of service-oriented architecture, virtualization, provisioning, converged infrastructure and dynamic datacenter topics. Orchestration in this sense is about aligning the business request with the applications, data, and infrastructure. An "orchestrator" is understood to be the entity which manages complex cross-domain (system, enterprise, and firewall) processes and handles exceptions. Since an orchestrator is valuable in fulfillment, assurance, and billing processes, service-aware incarnations of an orchestrator should be capable of adjustments based on feedback from monitoring tools, machines, servers, etc. This is nothing but usage of an orchestrator in cloud computing and robotics.  

      Companies like UIpath, Blueprism, and Automation Anywhere has implemented orchestrator concepts and now a day it’s getting used by their client companies. Orchestrator is a game-changer and highly scalable server platform, helpful for fast deployment, from one robot to many more. You can judge, audit and monitor their activities, schedule all types of processes, and manage work queues. Release management, centralized logging and role-based access are also highly supported.