Robotics

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Go for ROS

If you started reading this post thinking I would explain why you should go for ROS when building robots, think again. To be fair, that topic deserves a post of its own. But for this article, I’ll be using Go in the context of Golang. As in the Go programming language. As in the one designed by Google with an adorable Gopher for a mascot. Specifically, we will talk about ROS client libraries for the Go programming language; their features, their advantages, and what gaps still remain.

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Robotics pages on Ubuntu: bridging the gap

Today, 10/04/2020, new robotics pages went live on ubuntu.com. We want to show our involvement, our stance and our support for ROS and robotics. These three pages cover what we do in the robotics space, Canonical’s involvement with ROS and Open Robotics, and the relevance of community in the field of robotics. Our intention is to be another entry point for new users to involve themselves and to enable them to build robots with ROs on Ubuntu.

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The State of Robotics - March 2020

Damn it March. 2020 was doing so well. The biggest news last month was the dramatic escalation of COVID-19. We won’t go into any detail, I’m sure you’re seeing enough of that. But due to the outbreak, the state of robotics this March has been, heartwarming. We have seen a surge in online learning platforms, companies, startups and communities rising to the challenge.

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Steps to maximise robotics security with Ubuntu

The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a popular open-source platform for advanced robotics. Its flexibility and ease-of-use make it well-suited to a wide array of robotics applications – however, these robots are not always sufficiently protected against security threats. Opportunistic attacks are by far the most prevalent, and robots with inadequate ROS security make tempting targets for bad actors.