This blog will explore best practices for testing and validation of robotics and autonomous systems running Robot Operating System (ROS) software. We will review how developers can increase their feature velocity and reduce errors by using simulation-based testing.
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.
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.
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 […]
This blog uses colcon bundle for robot and simulation applications. AWS RoboMaker now only supports containers to make it easy for you to bring and run your own simulations and applications. To follow along with this blog post, see our updated blog on Preparing ROS application and simulation application containers for AWS RoboMaker. Introduction Building […]
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 […]
Want to leave your mark on the unfolding history of space exploration while at the same time hone your hacking skills? We have the right challenge for youthe AWS JPL Open-Source Rover Challenge – a virtual hackathon which runs through February 21, 2020. Through the AWS JPL Open-Source Rover Challenge, space enthusiasts, robotics developers, and […]
This blog references AWS RoboMaker Fleet Management, a feature that has been deprecated. You should now use AWS IoT Greengrass V2 for deploying and managing your robot software. To learn more about this process, see our blog on how to Deploy and manage ROS robots with AWS IoT Greengrass 2.0 and Docker. Introduction AWS RoboMaker […]
Welcome to the AWS Robotics Blog. This is an exciting time to be working in robotics. Robots are being used more widely in society for applications that are increasing in sophistication such as environmental monitoring, search and rescue, cleaning, companionship, automation, picking and packing, and order delivery. Seeing the opportunity to serve both existing and […]
This blog uses colcon bundle for robot and simulation applications. AWS RoboMaker now only supports containers to make it easy for you to bring and run your own simulations and applications. To follow along with this blog post, see our updated blog on Preparing ROS application and simulation application containers for AWS RoboMaker. Introduction Roboticists test […]