Deploying robots is getting easier everyday, aided in particular by tools like InOrbit, but anyone who works in the field knows there are still major points of friction. As we’ve talked about what works in the lab often doesn’t in production. The real world is full of unexpected chaos, from other robots, humans, existing infrastructure, or sometimes just a door that Pulls instead of Pushes. While we’re working to tackle robot orchestration at scale through our RobOps toolset, others are tackling some of the same challenges in parallel or from interesting alternate angles.
ChatOps, meet RobOps. InOrbit is really happy to share news today about our new incident management integration with the Google Chat platform. This open-source feature lets users receive notifications about their robots, even if the InOrbit app is not open.