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Your first robot: Sharing with others [5/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 16 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the fifth and final installment in a series. This is the fifth (and final) blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous…

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Your first robot: The driver [4/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 9 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the fourth installment in a series. This is the fourth blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post we worked on…

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Your first robot: Introduction to the Robot Operating System [2/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 21 January 2018

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the second installment in a series This is the second blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post we walked through…

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Your first robot: A beginner’s guide to ROS and Ubuntu Core [1/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 19 December 2017

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the first installment in a series Some time ago I created a blog/video series that walked the reader through creating a prototype using the Robot Operating System (ROS)…

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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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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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ROS on arm64 with Ubuntu Core

By Kyle Fazzari on 27 January 2017

Previous Robot Operating System (ROS) releases only supported i386, amd64, and armhf. I even tried building ROS Indigo from source for arm64 about a year ago, but ran into dependency issues with a missing sbcl. Well, with surprisingly…

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Welcoming the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk: the new drone development kit

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 7 September 2016

Parrot collaborates with Canonical to launch the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, a new development kit for the creation of autonomous and obstacle avoidance drones and robots. Powered by Ubuntu and ROS (Robot Operating System), it gives developers a…

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The App-Enabled Spider

By Maarten Ectors on 8 September 2015

This is a guest post by the Erle-Robotics team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology. Erle-Spider as the first legged drone powered by ROS and running…

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The first app-enabled spider

By Maarten Ectors on 5 August 2015

If you are into robot spiders then the erle-spider is something to look forward to. It will be the first app-enabled Snappy Ubuntu Core and ROS powered robot spider. Curious to see what people will do with it…