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Category: Robotics

Building the future of robots development with ROS 2

Few things have changed the world more than the internet, and at the heart of the internet is the open source LAMP stack. LAMP, short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, enabled developers to build new, interactive web experiences that have changed the way we shop, communicate, learn, and more. In robotics, we’re on the […]

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JPL NASA Open Source Mars Rover

What’s new with the open source Robot Operating System in 2020

Not many people can say their job revolves around robotics and community, but Katherine Scott is one of them. Katherine Scott—or Kat, as her teammates call her—is a Developer Advocate at Open Robotics, an organization that develops open source software for use with robotics. Part of her job is helping developers stay focused on development […]

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Clare Liguori speaking at re:Invent.

re:Cap part three – open source at re:Invent 2019

Wrapping up our final summary, we kick off with a roundup of the open source updates in the area of compute and emerging technologies. We start with a great explanation of Fargate on Firecracker from Clare Ligouri during Werner Vogel’s keynote, and proceed to a broad selection of the container sessions and workshops that ran […]

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Robotics at re:Invent 2019.

Robotics at re:Invent 2019

  For the first time, at re:Invent 2019, we will have dedicated Robotics and Open Source tracks! We’re excited to be working closely with the open source community to make robotics easier than ever for everyone. Throughout the week, we are offering a diverse variety of content and learning opportunities about the open source Robot Operating System […]

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How AWS is helping to open source the future of robotics

Our robot overlords may not take over anytime soon, but when they do, they’ll likely be running ROS. ROS, or Robot Operating System, was launched over a decade ago to unite developers in building “a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that aim to simplify the task of creating complex and robust robot behavior across […]

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Data flow: robot or edge device to Amazon CloudWatch.

AWS RoboMaker’s CloudWatch ROS nodes with offline support

Developers and roboticists alike use a variety of tools to monitor and diagnose remote systems. One such tool is Amazon CloudWatch, a monitoring and management service that enables users to collect performance and operational data in the form of logs and metrics from a single platform. AWS RoboMaker‘s CloudWatch extensions are open source Robot Operating […]

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Brian Gerkey and William Woodall of Open Robotics – cake-cutting ceremony.

ROS by the Bay Meetup

by Camilo Buscaron Last month, AWS hosted at our East Palo Alto offices the second ROS by the Bay Meetup organized by Open Robotics. ROS is an open source set of software libraries and tools that which helps developers build robot applications. We were excited to support this growing community of open source developers, with over […]

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AWS RoboMaker image.

Building and Bundling a ROS Application for AWS RoboMaker

中文版 – Twelve months ago, we started working on AWS RoboMaker, a cloud robotics service. One of the biggest questions looming over us was: How are we going to make it easy to run any ROS application on our service? Robot applications are a large mix of different packages with numerous dependencies. When simulation is […]

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The Open Source Robot Operating System (ROS) and AWS RoboMaker

中文版 “There are certain problems within the robotics community that, at this point, are well enough solved that everybody kind of understands and more or less recognizes that this is the best approach to solve that problem. And so, wherever we can in the ROS community, we take those algorithms, implement them in open source […]

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