Robotics

Whether you’re starting in the lab or already in production, Canonical can help manage the complexity of the open-source software underpinning your robot’s brains and personality.

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Ubuntu Core: Making a factory image with private snaps

by Kyle Fazzari on 11 July 2017

This is a follow-up to the ROS prototype to production on Ubuntu Core series to answer a question I received: “What if I want to make an image for the factory, but don’t want to make …

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The Turtlebot 3 has launched

by Kyle Fazzari on 31 May 2017

If you’re familiar with ROS (Robot Operating System), chances are you’re also familiar with the Turtlebot. The first version of the Turtlebot was created back in 2010 to serve as an inexpensive platform for learning ROS. …

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ROS production: create Ubuntu Core image with snap preinstalled [5/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 9 May 2017

This is the fifth (and final) blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a gadget snap to allow confined access to the Turtlebot. In this post, we’re going to …

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ROS production: obtaining confined access to the Turtlebot [4/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 27 April 2017

This is the fourth blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a snap of our prototype, and released it into the store. In this post, we’re going to work …

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ROS production: our prototype as a snap [3/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 21 April 2017

This is the third blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we came up with a simple ROS prototype. In this post we’ll package that prototype as a snap. For justifications …

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ROS production: our prototype [2/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 13 April 2017

This is the second blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we discussed why Ubuntu Core was a good fit for production robotics. In this post we’ll be on classic Ubuntu, …

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RobotCheers uses Ubuntu to create hospitality robots

by Canonical on 11 April 2017

Meet Spiro. Spiro greets you after a long day of travel, answers questions related to your stay and can give you a guided tour – in essence, all that a hotel concierge offers. Spiro was developed …

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From ROS prototype to production on Ubuntu Core

by Kyle Fazzari on 6 April 2017

My background is pretty heavily littered with robotics. A natural side effect of this is that I’ve published numerous posts discussing snaps, Ubuntu Core, and different robotics frameworks (ROS and MOOS specifically). But my robotics experience …

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Award-winning drone technology with Ubuntu

by Amrisha Prashar on 27 January 2017

The market for drones is exploding as businesses and individuals embrace them. The global market for commercial applications of drone technology will balloon to as much as $127 billion by 2020 up from £2billion today (PWC.) …

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Jamming with Ubuntu Core

by April Wang on 7 December 2016

We celebrated the launch of Ubuntu Core 16 hackathon, or shall we say Snapathon, that took place in Shenzhen between 26-27th November. The 30+ hour gathering and coding session was attended by developers, makers and anyone …

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Ubuntu IoT vertical pages

by Amrisha Prashar on 3 November 2016

Ubuntu has long been used across various areas of IoT: robotics, digital signage and edge gateways. To celebrate this presence we’ve built dedicated pages showcasing how Ubuntu has been powering smart IoT. The pages bring to …

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ROScon – the robotics conference for developers

by Amrisha Prashar on 5 October 2016

Did you know that the consumer drones market will sit at 67.7 million units annually by 2021? *That’s ten times more than 2015! This shows staggering growth that reflects the sheer importance of the Robotics market …