Amazon Web Services announces AWS RoboMaker2018-11-26 17:36 by Daniela
Tags: Amazon, AWS, RoboMaker
Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company, today announced the availability of AWS RoboMaker, a new service that makes it easy for developers to develop, test, and deploy robotics applications, as well as build intelligent robotics functions using cloud services.
Announced at the AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas today, RoboMaker can be used to build robots, add intelligent functions, simulate and test robots in a variety of environments, and manage and update robot fleets. RoboMaker runs on top of the Robot Operating System (ROS), the popular, open-source robotics middleware, and extends the framework to AWS services for machine learning, monitoring, and analytics. AWS said this will enable robots to “stream data, navigate, communicate, comprehend, and learn."
"When talking to our customers, we see the same pattern repeated over and again," said Roger Barga, GM of RoboMaker, in a press release. "They spend a lot of time setting up infrastructure and cobbling together software for different stages of the robotics development cycle, repeating work others have done before, leaving less time for innovation."
"AWS RoboMaker provides prebuilt functionality to support robotics developers during their entire project, making it significantly easier to build robots, simulate performance in various environments, iterate faster, and drive greater innovation," Barga added.
Amazon said AWS RoboMaker is currently available to cloud customers in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland). It will make RoboMaker available to other regions over the next year. As for pricing, RoboMaker does not have upfront costs, AWS said, and you only pay for the AWS resources you use. Users will be billed separately for each RoboMaker capability, including use of AWS services provided through RoboMaker cloud extensions for ROS, RoboMaker development environment, RoboMaker simulation, and RoboMaker fleet management.
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