Robotics and Ubuntu rewind 2021

A year packed with news and events. A year where great competitions came to an end. A year that made us dream with new robots. 2021 inspired us to reach new heights and pursue new breakthroughs. As we power millions of robotics developers with Ubuntu and our robotics open source tools, we present a recap of what marked this year. Discover the victories and defeats of 2021. Those product launches that made the front page. Our best tutorials and whitepapers.

Security vulnerabilities on the Data Distribution Service (DDS)

If you are currently running the Robot Operating System 2 (ROS 2), this piece is especially relevant to the security of your robots. A few weeks ago, a group of security researchers reported 13 security vulnerabilities affecting some of the most used implementations of DDS, the default middleware used by ROS 2.

The State of Robotics - November 2021

Learning how to fly. Again. Because certain technologies and processes can always be optimized. Take laptops, for instance (I always wanted to become a laptop designer!). From foldable screens to computers that incorporate e-readers, we are always pushing for new designs that address ergonomic requirements but also improve the way we work. We are doing the same with drones. This month features innovations that dare to challenge the status quo of how we fly.

Ubuntu and ROS: a decade of driving robotics innovation

ROS has been powering the future of robotics in academia, industry and enterprise for more than 10 years, from robotics arms, to automotive, drones, and more. But do you know that ROS started with Ubuntu? In this video, we explain how Canonical's tools optimized for ROS and robotics devices can empower your next project.

The State of Robotics - September 2021

September news is charged with analysis and comment of what has been a month with important announcements for open source robotics. It has been a month to understand that, in a nascent and fragmented market, the actors have a deeper impact upon all the stakeholders. A flop won’t be just a flop, it could be the reason why someone won’t give a robot a chance. What? Ok, let’s start.