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Speed up your ROS snap builds

By Kyle Fazzari on 9 April 2019

A while back I wrote a post about distributing a ROS system among multiple snaps. If you want to enable some sort of add-on story, you need to have multiple snaps, and that remains the way to do it today with ROS. That approach works, but…

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ROS2 launch: required nodes

By Kyle Fazzari on 11 March 2019

When using the Robot Operating System (ROS), it’s fairly common to want to shut down a launched system if a specific node (or set of nodes) exits. This is pretty easy in ROS1, because launch files support the required attribute on…

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The forecast is robots

By Eric Jensen on 15 February 2019

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Robots that run Ubuntu

By James Nunns on 13 September 2018

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Using snaps to advance robotics development

By Sarah Dickinson on 30 October 2017

Robotics development has seen great expansion in recent years. Some roboticists strongly believe that this expansion is not only due to the rise of inexpensive sensors and actuators but also to the new software trends enabling code sharing…