AWS Robotics Blog

Category: AWS RoboMaker

Build and simulate a Mini Pupper robot in the cloud without managing any infrastructure

AWS RoboMaker provides a comprehensive cloud solution for robotics development. It features fully managed simulation capabilities built on scalable infrastructure. In this post, we use a simple Mini Pupper sample application to demonstrate how to use AWS RoboMaker for robotics application development, testing, and simulation.

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Build and Simulate Robotics Applications in AWS Cloud9

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. It includes a code editor, debugger, and terminal. AWS Cloud9 comes prepackaged with essential tools for popular programming languages, including JavaScript, Python, PHP, and more. Since AWS Cloud9 IDE is cloud-based, you can […]

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Run any high-fidelity simulation in AWS RoboMaker with GPU and container support

AWS RoboMaker, a service that allows developers to simulate robotics applications at cloud scale, now supports using containers to run any robot and simulation software of their choice, and provides Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) support for high-fidelity simulation. Now, developers can simulate workloads in AWS RoboMaker that require high-fidelity graphics such as autonomous driving and machine learning. In this blog, you will learn how to use new AWS RoboMaker features to test autonomous vehicles in the CARLA autonomous driving simulator, a high-fidelity simulator based on Unreal Engine.

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Picture of the Spot Robot in Simulation

Clearpath enables robotics prototyping with one-click simulations using AWS

AWS helps Clearpath Robotics make it easier for their customers like Boston Dynamics to prototype robotics applications in simulation. With the AWS CloudFormation Launch Stack, Clearpath’s customers can launch Gazebo simulations in AWS RoboMaker with a click of a button.  

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How INESC TEC tests and deploys ROS applications with AWS RoboMaker

The Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology, and Science (INESC TEC) is a research and development institute headquartered at the University of Porto in Portugal. In this blog, we discuss how robotics researchers at INESC TEC automate testing and deployment of their Robot Operating System (ROS)-application in AWS RoboMaker simulation.

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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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