ROS celebrates 10 years as it looks forward to an expanding market

The Robot Operating System is marking its 10th anniversary since launch, and with 10 million downloads a month, the market for ROS is set for “significant expansion”, according to a report by Transparency Research

The Robot Operating System is a collection of software tools and libraries used by robot programmers for developing applications.

ROS itself is not an operating system but uses an operating system’s user interface, file system, process management system, and programming utilities.  Continue reading ROS celebrates 10 years as it looks forward to an expanding market

Sony invests in Acutronic Robotics’ hardware robot operating system solutions

Electronics giant Sony has invested an undisclosed sum in a company called Acutronic Robotics, which specialises in the Hardware Robot Operating System, or H-ROS. 

This is according to a report on TechCrunch.com, which says Sony may be looking to use H-ROS as a way to consolidate the disparate robotics landscape to some extent.

The company associated with Acutronic is Erle Robotics, which has built a range of components and machines – such as drones, small cars, and computing boards.

Clearpath Robotics partners with iRobot for next generation Turtlebot based on Intel Euclid Development Kit

Clearpath Robotics, a provider of mobile robots for research and development, in partnership with iRobot, has launched the TurtleBot Euclid – the next generation all-in-one mobile robotics platform for learning the Robot Operating System.

TurtleBot Euclid is designed to be an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution for enabling students and educators to accelerate robotics learning.

Clearpath’s TurtleBot is based on the Intel Euclid platform which itself is based on the Ubuntu open-source operating system.  Continue reading Clearpath Robotics partners with iRobot for next generation Turtlebot based on Intel Euclid Development Kit