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Glossary Term: ROS

The Robot Operating System is an open-source middleware suite, intended as a flexible framework for robotics software developers. ROS includes tools and libraries to support community collaboration. It grew out of efforts at Stanford University and Willow Garage in the early 2000s and includes the ROS-Industrial, or ROS-I, and ROS 2 variants. Several commercial mobile robots are built on ROS, which is hosted by the Open Source Robotics Foundation Inc., or Open Robotics.

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PickNik Robotics Offers Beta of MoveIt Studio for Managing Robot Arms in Challenging Environments
PickNik Robotics' MoveIt Studio software builds on its support of the open-source robot arm motion planning software to make it easier for users to remotely manage robot arms.

Open-RMF Addresses Growing Robotics Interoperability Needs
From simulation to management of robot fleets in heterogeneous environments, Open Robotics' Open-RMF is an open-source approach to interoperability that is different than other efforts.

Cogniteam Releases Nimbus Cloud-Based Platform to Reduce Robot Time to Market by 80%
Cogniteam said its Nimbus operating system can cut development time by 80% and deliver a seamless user experience from development to deployment, as well as enable in-field maintenance.

NVIDIA Working With Open Robotics to Accelerate ROS 2 Perception for Robot Developers
NVIDIA is working to help robotics developers and startups by enabling ROS 2 to run on its Jetson processors for perception, modeling, and training in realistic environments.

Renesas and eProsima Port micro-ROS to Microcontrollers to Simplify Robotics Development
Renesas and eProsima say that by making the RA microcontroller units the official development for micro-ROS will help facilitate IoT and industrial robotics adoption.

DoD Chooses Stratom for Stage II of Modular Autonomy and Robotic Software Program
Stratom, which worked on the first stage of the MARS program, will continue to help migrate military ground robots from ROS-M to ROS 2, the latest version of the Robot Operating...

AWS RoboMaker Support for ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy Includes Navigation2
Amazon Web Services' support for the latest build of the Robot Operating System enables developers to more easily create simulations and navigation for robots.

Doosan Robotics Cobots Now Support ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy
Doosan Robotics released the Doosan ROS 2 package, which is compatible with ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy and intended to enable customers to build cobot applications more easily.

New Mobile Manipulator Designed for Affordability, Ease of Use by Waypoint and Productive Robotics
Waypoint Robotics said its new mobile manipulator, which combines its Vector AMR and Productive Robotics' OB7 cobot, is designed to be easy to use and affordable for companies of all...

Microsoft Buys Conversational AI Firm Nuance Communications for $19.7B
Microsoft plans to add Nuance's voice software and services for healthcare and other industries to its cloud/edge offerings.

OnRobot Launches New Grippers; Execs Bullish on Human-Robot Collaboration in 2021
OnRobot says that light industrial robot and cobot users are increasingly looking for ease of use more than just safety in applications. The company said its new magnetic and electric...

CEVA Logistics Deploys Berkshire Grey’s Robotic Sortation System
Robotic Product Sortation and Identification system gives CEVA the capacity to process more than 5.5 million packages annually at its Vancouver facility.

Gap Inc. to Build Texas Distribution Center to Meet Digital Shopping Demand
Gap to build new distribution center in Longview, Texas, to meet demand for digital shopping.

Locus Robotics Announces $150M Series E Funding Round
Locus Robotics, a leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfillment warehouses, this week announced $150 million in Series E funding, led by Tiger Global Management and BOND. The round builds...

Ahold Delhaize USA Expands Micro-Fulfillment Capabilities
Ahold Delhaize USA companies, including Peapod Digital Labs, tap Swisslog solution and AutoStore technology in new pilot of micro-fulfillment automation solution

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