NVIDIA released the latest update to its Isaac Robot Operating System (ROS) software, Developer Preview (DP) 2.
SLAMcore expands into China, Korea with Intralink
Intralink’s offices in Shanghai and Seoul will allow SLAMcore to pursue new business opportunities in the countries.
Clearpath simplifies ROS integration with its mobile robots
Clearpath Robotics said it’s now easier to install, use, and diagnose issues with ROS on its mobile robots.
Brian Gerkey on the success of Open Robotics and ROS
This week, we talk to Brian Gerkey the co-founder and CEO of Open Robotics about ROS and open source software.
New ROS2 release Humble Hawksbill
Humble Hawksbill is a long-term support (LTS) release that will be supported until May 2027. It is the first ROS 2 release on Ubuntu 22.04
MOV.AI and Ouster partner to advance sensing for mobile robots
The partnership enables MOV.AI customers to quickly integrate Ouster LiDAR units into the AMR platform.
ROS metrics show growing robotics community
In all but a few metrics the ROS community is growing and for many metrics the numbers almost doubled year over year.
SLAMcore spatial intelligence software now fully supports ROS 2
New support allows full integration of vision-based 3D mapping in ROS 2 designs.
Unity showcases ROS 2 support with new AMR demo
Unity is supporting ROS 2 due to “significant advancements and support of more hardware drivers, networking modules, communication architecture, and several robot algorithms.”
UR cartesian driver available for ROS
Cartesian control of UR’s cobots is now available via ROS. Beta testing of this new code is just beginning.
SLAMcore extends ROS integration in software update
The Robot Operating System (ROS) has played a fundamental role in the development of robots as solutions to real-world challenges in many different sectors. From warehouses and logistics, to agriculture and healthcare, ROS-based designs are delivering real value. Since its birth at Willow Garage in 2007, this flexible framework has helped thousands of robotics developers.…
Clearpath to offer ROS-enabled Spot quadruped robot package to researchers
Clearpath Robotics has extended its support for the ROS operating system and Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped robot to help researchers.
ROScube-I from ADLINK and Intel provides ROS 2 control for robots on the edge
ROScube-I includes I/O connectivity features and uses the new Foxy Fitzroy build ROS 2 to enable robotics developers to quickly build, scale, and deploy AI robots such as AMRs at the edge, says ADLINK.
KOMPAÏ Robotics releases robot designed for information, walking assistance
The Kompaï-3 mobile robot is designed to be modular and can assist healthcare personnel and the aging with mobility, social engagement, and more, said KOMPAÏ Robotics.
MoveIt 2 enables realtime robot arm control with ROS 2
MoveIt 2 is a version of the popular open-source platform for developing robot arm controls that has been released under ROS 2.
Energid to provide SDK to help power Motiv’s RoboMantis platform
BEDFORD, Mass. – Energid and Motiv announced today a software development kit that would allow users of Motiv’s RoboMantis modular robotic system to more easily program the robot. The companies said Energid’s Actin SDK is a real-time adaptive robotic control tool kit that can help RoboMantis extend its capabilities within sophisticated applications in…
Microsoft expands ROS capabilities for robotics developers
Microsoft Windows 10 has officially supported ROS since May 2019. This is, of course, an opportunity for Microsoft to expose its Azure platform to the ROS community. Microsoft is expanding its ROS/ROS2 support with new robotics development tools announced at ROSCon in Macau. The new tools include a Visual Studio Code extension for ROS, Azure…
Official ROS driver launches for UR cobots
There is now an official Robot Operating System (ROS) driver that is compatible with Universal Robots collaborative robots. Third-party developers have created ROS drivers for UR, but the world’s leading cobot company has never before supported or developed any of these drivers. The ROS driver works with all UR cobots that come with a CB3 or…
Webinar: Building a Continuous Integration Pipeline for Your ROS Applications Using AWS RoboMaker
This webinar was presented live on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Click below to watch it on demand. In this webinar, we will dive into how to build a continuous integration pipeline using AWS RoboMaker. We show how customers can use AWS CodePipeline and CodeBuild in conjunction with their AWS RoboMaker IDE to easily…
ROS for Windows 10 now official from Microsoft
Microsoft introduced last fall an experimental release of the Robot Operating System (ROS) for Windows 10. This week during its Build conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced its ROS support is no longer an experiment: ROS is now generally available on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. ROS, of course, is an open-source platform that provides robotics developers…
6 takeaways from the ROS-I Conference
Open-source software for robots is becoming increasingly widespread in industry as well as academia. For some companies, the Robot Operation System (ROS) is already a competitive and innovative factor. The ROS-Industrial (ROS-I) Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, showed what developers and users are currently doing and why Amazon and Google are now using ROS for their…
How to speed robotics development with the cloud
The year is 2019, and we still don’t have the robots that we’ve imagined would help us with all the tedious and dangerous tasks that we have to suffer through. A lot has improved since the early days of robotics, but the autonomous intelligent robot is not here. And it looks like such a robotics…