AWS Robotics Blog
Tag: AWS; Robotics; AWS RoboMaker; Simulation
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.
Accelerating the pace of innovation with robotics startups and AWS
To support the robotics start-up community, AWS invited early-stage robotics startups for a three-day program to learn and build with AWS Robotics business and technical experts. The AWS Robotics Startup Acceleration program was held virtually, August 17-August 19, 2021 with founders and technical executives from robotics startups.
AWS RoboMaker now supports ROS2 Foxy Fitzroy featuring Navigation2
AWS RoboMaker now supports ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy (Foxy), enabling developers to use Foxy during development or simulation. In ROS 2, Navigation2 (Nav2) is the second generation of the ROS Navigation software stack, enabling robots to move autonomously from point A to B. Nav2 includes new features not previously available in ROS that help developers improve the performance of their robot’s navigation and enables new robotics use cases within logistics, hospitals, or security. In this blog, I review Nav2 features and architecture, and show you how to use Nav2 in AWS RoboMaker.
AWS announces a new developer desktop feature within the AWS RoboMaker IDE
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released a new Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) desktop feature within AWS RoboMaker. This new feature allows iterative development and testing of your robotics algorithm code through your web browser, speeding up your development time.
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.
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.
Guide To AWS Robotics at re:Invent 2020
Join AWS Robotics experts and innovative robotics companies at re:Invent this year to learn how to advance and speed up efforts to build robotics applications.
Testing map generation at scale with 3D worlds from AWS WorldForge
In this blog, learn about AWS RoboMaker WorldForge, and how 3D world generation can be used to streamline testing and training of core robotic algorithms at scale.
Testing a PR2 Robot in a simulated Hospital World
Nowadays, risk of spreading disease is a key concern in hospitals, where doctors, nurses and other caregivers are on the front lines helping patients. Hospitals have started using robots in daily operations such as contactless delivery and room disinfection to reduce risk of spreading disease. As the need for robots in healthcare grows, better tools are needed to build, test, and deploy robotics applications quickly and safely. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has developed a Gazebo simulated Hospital World and published it as open source so that robotics companies within the Healthcare industry can more easily test their robots in a simulated hospital environment. In this blog, I will provide an overview of the hospital and share my experience using it to test a PR2 robot, including software failures that I encountered that you may find helpful.
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 […]