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Category: AWS RoboMaker

Build an Alexa controlled robot with AWS RoboMaker

Introduction Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service and Alexa-compatible devices allow users to control their smart devices with voice commands. Today, Alexa is available on hundreds of millions of devices from Amazon echo devices to third-party devices. Alexa Skill Kit (ASK) provides a way for robot developers and manufacturers to build a natural voice interface for their […]

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NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Open Source Rover

Navigating robots on Mars: Results of the AWS JPL Open Source Rover Challenge

Earlier this year, we held the AWS JPL Open Source Rover Challenge, a four-month competition where participants from around the world used deep reinforcement learning to drive digital robot models on a virtual Mars landscape. Participants created autonomous navigation models for the robot and trained them in AWS RoboMaker simulation. The virtual robot used in […]

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Easily record and store robotic application data with the S3 rosbag cloud extension for AWS RoboMaker

The S3 rosbag cloud extension enables customers to easily configure and record data from robots as rosbags, and upload them to Amazon S3, which they can later use to analyze events, troubleshoot existing applications, and provide as inputs to AWS RoboMaker log-based simulation for regression. In this blog, we will review three ROS nodes in the S3 rosbag cloud extension that create and upload rosbag files from the robot to Amazon S3, with hands-on examples of how to use the nodes.

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AGV utilizing Box Robotics Warehouse HD technology to perform real-time 3D mapping of a facility

ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy: Setting a new standard for production robot development

The highly anticipated Robot Operating System 2 distribution Foxy Fitzroy (ROS 2 Foxy) has been released. ROS 2 Foxy is the most secure and reliable ROS distribution to date for production robotics application development. In this blog, we highlight key features and improvements available in this new release.

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Building Robot Operating System (ROS) 2.0 powered robots with the ROSBot 2.0 tutorial and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The AWS robotics team works with different robotics hardware and software providers to make it easy for developers to build using the Robot Operating System (ROS). This blog discusses robotics reference hardware platforms and a tutorial from Husarion that developers can use to build robotics applications built on the ROS 2 Dashing Diademata distribution.

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Fleet and multi-robot simulations in AWS RoboMaker

Robotics developers often need to run a fleet of robots in a simulation. Common scenarios include: Verifying the robots are able to navigate past each other in the same environment Collecting data from multiple robots running at the same time for a custom data-driven application Using machine learning to train robots how to react to […]

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Building a ROS-Application CI Pipeline with AWS RoboMaker

Building and testing robot applications for dynamic and changing real-world environments are difficult and complicated tasks. Developers have to consider virtually endless number of real-world situations, build their applications to withstand a variety of hardware-related issues, and produce algorithms and applications that can be successfully integrated with code written by their teammates. For many companies, […]

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Introducing Batch Simulation API for AWS RoboMaker

There are many benefits of using simulation in robot application development. One, a company may have a new product idea and wants to design, test and iterate on a set of prototypes before investing in physical hardware. Two, once you have a physical robot created, developers may not have access to expensive or large physical […]

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Calling all Roboticists! re:MARS registration is now open

UPDATE: We have been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19, and after much consideration, we have made the decision to cancel re:MARS 2020. Our top priority is the well-being of our employees, customers, partners, and event attendees. Over the course of the coming weeks, we will explore other ways to engage the community. To stay […]

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