Proven in the field - companies using ROS on Ubuntu
Enhanced security for mission-critical robots
Several layers of security are stacked in Ubuntu Core to keep potential surfaces of attack as low as possible for your product deployed in the field.Read the Securing ROS on robotics platforms whitepaper ›
System integrity: assured
Only digitally signed software packages of your choice will be installed to your robots. Installed software is immutable and application data fully encrypted. As a result, your software is protected against corruption. Malicious software cannot be installed on your robot, generated data is safe from privacy invasions.
Each package is its own sandbox
Each application running on your robot is confined to its own environment, adding an additional layer of security. Anomalies will never propagate through the system. The total isolation of processes and their associated data makes localisation and resolution of errors easy.
Continuous security updates
As soon as vulnerabilities become known, security patches are delivered to each robot in your fleet. Our Extended Security Maintenance offering for Ubuntu Core is active for up to ten years. You don't have to worry about CVEs, we keep your security debt at zero.
Catalyses new business models
Improve the return on investment for your robotic assets.Watch the app store for Linux webinar
New avenues for monetisation
Public and private app stores unlock new avenues for monetisation. Earn recurring revenue, upsell add-ons to your users, and create platform ecosystems around your robots.Learn more about the Snap store ›
Enabling robots as a platform
Our brand stores allow you to commercialise your robots in a way that was not possible before. Tie in vendors and resellers to your product ecosystem. The future proof technology underlying snaps will stretch the life of your robots, and transform them into evolutive platforms.Learn more about brand stores ›
Ready for all boards, frameworks and applications
We want to minimise your startup costs and time to market. That's why we have made Ubuntu compatible with the most popular frameworks and silicon.
Compatible with popular open source robotics frameworks
ROS modularity is best leveraged in the Ubuntu environment. Snapping ROS modules helps manage the complexity of ROS based applications.
Deep learning machine vision applications can be developed with OpenCV on top of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Core is the best fit for autonomous drones. Snaps allow orchestrating the different components of the PX4 library to develop aerial robotic systems
Broad support for development boards
Learn more about robotics
A detailed look into choosing your robots OS getting to market, and more.
Case studies from customers and partners who are using Ubuntu for their robots.
Bootstrap for production-grade robots
This is how you can get started today:
Pick your development board
Ubuntu is supported by popular development boards and the majority of high performance SoCs. Other boards can be enabled to work with Ubuntu: we provide full options for device enablement when needed.Read the board enablement overview
Set up your development environment
Set up your development toolchain with Ubuntu Server via Multipass or on your Ubuntu Desktop. Install Snapcraft to build a bespoke application stack for your target use case. Benefit from the wealth of tools and libraries available on Ubuntu, and take advantage of the strong community support.
Create your production stack on Ubuntu Core
Snaps allow you to package and sandbox your application stack. With Ubuntu Core and snaps, you will be able to create lean production images streamlined for the purposes of your application. Test your production image in KVM before flashing it to your board.
Set up your service infrastructure
Before going to production, get in touch with us to set up the infrastructure for the successful launch, maintenance and long term support of your product.
Download Ubuntu Core
Try Ubuntu Core 20 on one of several popular development boards
Make your own Ubuntu Core device
Walk through the steps to build an image for a device
Let's work together
Want to use Ubuntu Core for your next project?