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RobotCheers uses Ubuntu to create hospitality robots

By Canonical on 11 April 2017

Meet Spiro. Spiro greets you after a long day of travel, answers questions related to your stay and can give you a guided tour – in essence, all that a hotel concierge offers. Spiro was developed by RobotCheers to enhance the…

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The smartest industry 4.0 crane

By Maarten Ectors on 10 April 2017

Lots of big name industrial players are launching IoT platforms and are hopeful that their big data analytics, open APIs, and other features will catapult them to be the leader of industry 4.0. If you don’t have an OT background, you…

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From ROS prototype to production on Ubuntu Core

By Kyle Fazzari on 6 April 2017

My background is pretty heavily littered with robotics. A natural side effect of this is that I’ve published numerous posts discussing snaps, Ubuntu Core, and different robotics frameworks (ROS and MOOS specifically). But my robotics…

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How Bosch Rexroth is innovating the PLC market

By Maarten Ectors on 5 April 2017

Last year I introduced a new concept called App Logic Controller or ALC. You basically run an app store on a PLC type of device and as such any industrial protocol, edge analytics, cloud or other industrial integration is an app away.…

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Nexiona collaborates with Canonical and Dell to create MIIMETIQ Edge

By Canonical on 4 April 2017

There is a perception that IoT projects are complex, expensive and therefore limited to larger companies that have the means to manage them. However, the reality is very different. Nexiona, creators of IoT technology for system…

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Snaps are now available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop and server

By David Callé on 30 March 2017

The snapd team recently announced a new release of snapd supporting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty) for servers and desktop (i386, amd64). The snapd service is what makes possible the installation and management of applications packaged as…

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Making snap packages of photogrammetry software

By Guest on 29 March 2017

This is a guest post by Alberto Mardegan, Software Engineer at Canonical. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact Some time ago I got vaguely interested into photogrammetry, that is the…

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Battlestar solution

By Guest on 28 March 2017

This is a guest post by Peter Kirwan, technology journalist. If you would like to contribute a post, please contact Forecasts suggest that by 2020, 20bn to 30bn IoT devices will be connected to networks…

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Putting Ubuntu in embedded

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 27 March 2017

This year Canonical joined Embedded World 2017 for the first time with a booth. And the initial reaction from anyone visiting the booth was one of surprise quickly followed by the question: ‘Ubuntu is what I run on my desktop, not on my…

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Out of date software leaves you vulnerable

By Canonical on 23 March 2017

Two weeks ago, Der Spiegel wrote an article highlighting that out of date software on private clouds was leaving government and political party information vulnerable to being hacked. Given that political organisations being targeted is…

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Distributing a ROS system among multiple snaps

By Kyle Fazzari on 22 March 2017

One of the key tenets of snaps is that they bundle their dependencies. The fact that they’re self-contained helps their transactional-ness: upgrading or rolling back is essentially just a matter of unmounting one snap and mounting…

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When products and digital signage speak the same language

By Guest on 21 March 2017

This is a guest post by Dominique Guinard, Co-founder & CTO at EVRYTHNG. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact Digital signage is booming. From stores to offices and public…