Smart Robots run Ubuntu

Autonomous, secure, and upgradeable, Ubuntu powers a new wave of apps on robots and drones with machine learning and AI for advanced industrial applications and intelligence.

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I think that Ubuntu Core 16, with the ability to deploy ROS applications as snaps, offers an opportunity to make the whole software management process easier and more secure, helping developers and organisations in their robotics deployment.

Brian Gerkey, CEO, Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF)

Robots that can think

ROS (Robotic Operating System) is built on Ubuntu. With computer vision, AI libraries and a wide choice of sensors supported, it’s the most popular development environment for autonomous machines from drones to self-driving cars.

From prototype to production

Commercialise your robotics projects with Ubuntu, taking machines to market with snaps for updates and security. Regular and reliable upgrades a fail-safe update mechanism improve your robots in the field.

Industry-leading security

Ubuntu Core delivers application confinement, restricted file access and read-only applications, to ensure the integrity of the software running your robots. The result is security by design, from the drivers on your board to the apps that define your robot behaviours.

New business models

Offer an appstore for your drones and robots and you can generate revenue from updates, add-on functionality, support services or complete reconfigurations.

Ubuntu runs on the robotic platforms that matter

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Will your next robot run on Ubuntu?

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