Topic: ros

Open Robotics turns its focus to ROS 2.0

Open Robotics, previously known as the Open Source Robotics Foundation, is pouring its development efforts into rewriting the core of the Robot Operating System (ROS) 1.0 this year. ROS has been around since 2007, and while version 1.0 is already being used in a number of different applications and solutions, the robotics industry is changing … continue reading

AWS introduces new developer service for building robotics applications

Amazon Web Services is envisioning a future where robots are a part of our everyday lives, whether through doing tedious household chores, distributing inventory in warehouses or inspecting high-voltage wires in dangerous environments. To support the creation of these robots, the company is introducing the AWS RoboMaker, a new developer software for developing, testing and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ROS for Windows, Facebook’s security breach, and TimeXtender Azure support

Microsoft is bringing Windows 10 to the Robot Operating System (ROS). The company will be adding advanced features to robotics, such as hardware-accelerated Windows Machine Learning, computer vision, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure IoT cloud services, and other Microsoft technologies. “Today advanced robots are complementing our lives, both at work and at home. Warehouse robots have … continue reading

Why developers should care about the drone industry

The drone industry is emerging in every sector of the economy. Drones are being used to help agriculture, videography, journalism, building inspections, and search-and-rescue missions. But it isn’t just this new piece of technology and hardware that is bringing new opportunities to these industries—it’s software. “The drones are not interesting by themselves; what is interesting … continue reading

Inside the Robot Operating System, the robotics industry and the Open Source Robotics Foundation

Eight years ago, the Robot Operating System (ROS) project began, and since then there have been huge advancements made to the robotics industry. Robots are teaching kids to code, becoming companions, have been given X-ray vision, and even started to fly. But adding these features isn’t easy, and that is where the Robot Operating System … continue reading

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