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Collaborative robots – Cobots and the changing nature of work

By Guest on 3 December 2018

  This is a guest blog by Jamie Branch, Corrosion Engineer at Apellix. Collaborative robots, or cobots, work side by side with humans to enhance human worker’s ability to perform their job safer, with less monotony and repetitive…

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Behind the drone: how aerial robotics solve industrial IOT challenges

By Alex Cattle on 20 November 2018

Apellix, an emerging leader in the field of aerial robotics, are creating innovative industrial solutions with the help of Ubuntu. The development of aerial robotic systems to carry out tasks at height has taken the responsibility of…

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ROScon – the robotics conference for developers

By Amrisha Prashar on 5 October 2016

Did you know that the consumer drones market will sit at 67.7 million units annually by 2021? *That’s ten times more than 2015! This shows staggering growth that reflects the sheer importance of the Robotics market now and in years to…

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IoT World and the power of Snappy Apps everywhere

By Maarten Ectors on 19 May 2015

IoT World was an eye opener for many. The same open source operating system that everybody loves from the cloud now powered the first smart fridge with apps from GE, the first Ubuntu Core drone with apps from Erle-Robotics, industrial…

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Autopilot Apps & Boards for Drones

By Maarten Ectors on 27 March 2015

Drones are getting Snappy Autopilot Apps. On Indiegogo you can contribute to the PixHawk Fire (PXF). The PixHawk Fire (PXF) is an open hardware cape (daughter board) for the BeagleBone Black that allows you to create Snappy autopilot apps…

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Why Drones need Snappy Apps?

By Maarten Ectors on 9 March 2015

Erle-Robotics just showed the world how Snappy Ubuntu Core can power the autopilot in their Erle-Copter drone and push drones to their limits. It is a really cool video but the message is a lot bigger. If you are a drone manufacturer or…

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Internet of Things: Siralab Robotics

By Canonical on 6 March 2015

Siralab Robotics has engineered and built an autonomous surface vehicle named TRASIBOT for environmental monitoring and surveillance tasks, focused on the evaluation of water quality and on providing seabed mapping. Development and…