Posted On: Apr 30, 2021

AWS RoboMaker, now supports ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy (ROS 2 Foxy), which is the latest long-term support (LTS) release for ROS 2, and its compatible simulation engine, Gazebo 11, and Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) operating system.

ROS 2 Foxy is supported in the AWS RoboMaker development environment, simulation and application deployment features. ROS 2 Foxy is the most secure and reliable ROS distribution to date for production robotics application development. Now users can build, test and deploy robotics applications with ROS 2 Foxy, in addition to the existing ROS Melodic distribution. ROS 2 Foxy and Gazebo 11 are pre-installed and configured in AWS RoboMaker’s integrated development environment so that you can start coding and running simulations quickly.

With this release, AWS RoboMaker will no longer support ROS Kinetic, ROS 2 Dashing distributions, ROS Kinetic’s compatible simulator, Gazebo 7.1, and compatible operating system, Ubuntu 16.04. Learn more about ROS version support and deprecation in the AWS RoboMaker user documentation.

AWS RoboMaker is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) regions. Learn more about AWS RoboMaker on our webpage or get started in the AWS RoboMaker console.