The Internet of robotic things, or IoRT, may be in its initial stages, reported an article on, but the new concept (first described a few years ago by ABI Research) it is very real. 
The IoRT is described in the article as “the ability of intelligent devices to monitor events, fuse sensor data from various sources, use local and distributed intelligence to determine the best course of action, and then act to control or manipulate objects in the physical world.”
Applications are being developed in both the commercial and consumer spaces, including the iRobot, which is designed to exploit cloud-based applications and services along with smart home integration. 
The practical applications for commercial systems, the IoT is expected to increase the intelligence of individual robotic systems as well as entire IoRT ecosystems, the article reported.