Amazon.com has made an announcement that its subsidiary AWS has rolled out a new development platform for creating robotics software. The announcement was made public on Monday.
Dubbed as RoboMaker, the platform has the potential to create a self-scaling environment complete with simulation software within a short period of time. Based on the Cloud9 browser-based development service (AWS introduced in 2017), a bunch of open-source software components (specific to a robotic ecosystem) is spun with every deployment of the platform.
The process involves- installation of the most popular middleware platform for autonomous machines, i.e. ROS, robotic operating system.
The new platform to exclusively designed to assist robots of a different kind, they may be of any shapes of various physical environments. Once the design and coding of the algorithmare completed for a robot, users can develop parallel simulation jobs in order to witness how the algorithm performs in different conditions or environments. For example, users can use tens or hundreds of real-world models of streets or offices to test a wayfinding or driving algorithm.
RoboMaker is currently out in the market. NASA’s Jet Propulsionlaboratories along with Stanley Black & Decker Inc. were the early adaptors to the platform.
During the AWS annual re Invent conference this year, RoboMaker was revealed to the world, Other than that, the company also announced few deals with Ellie Mae Inc. and Intel Corp.’s Mobileye a pair of major cloud deals with Ellie Mae Inc. and Intel Corp.’s Mobileye autonomous car unit.