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Check out AWS RoboMaker


#1

Hello all,

I’m an engineer with Amazon and we’ve been working to launch a new service called AWS RoboMaker, announced at AWS re:Invent Midnight Madness last night.

The service helps you develop, simulate, test, and deploy ROS applications. I would love to hear your feedback about the service.



Thanks,
Ray

EDIT: Fixing youtube link, adding additional video


#2

Looks interesting. Glad that it is having full support for ROS and Gazebo.


#3

Very interesting. Only one question: Do you know if is also for ROS2 or is it mandatory to use ROS?


#4

It’s fabulous, is Amazon looking forward to hire intern to work on this project ?

I’m in

Plus it would be great if support for ROS2 is available, and SWARM robotic system support would be biggest plus point in industrial applications.


#5

So we’ve been working with the folks at Open Robotics to get full Gazebo support for ROS2, which I believe is there now. We also have engineers working on ROS2 in other areas such as logging and security and now that we’ve launched, I look forward to focusing on getting ROS2 “production grade” and fully supported.


#6

I forgot to mention, the team is doing a Reddit AMA today at 2 PM PT.


#7

Great work, this is an exciting step for ROS! I particularly like the xscreen support for things like RQT, shown in the tutorial.


#8

Thanks for your hard work! This looks really interesting and I can’t wait to have a go at it!


#9

Very exciting times! Thanks @coleray for sharing.


#10

Hi @coleray, It is a very interesting project.
I was so curious about this contents, I used virtual simulation and I was able to work in a very nice development environment.
Thank you so much. :slight_smile:


#11

The YouTube link seems too have been broken. Update the link?


#12

Seems like they will be supporting ROS 2 soon: https://www.reddit.com/r/aws/comments/a0hh2z/we_are_the_aws_robomaker_team_ask_the_experts/eaj4m4q/

RoboMaker currently supports ROS1 Kinetic. We are actively contributing to ROS2 development and will support ROS2 Crystal shortly after its launch mid-December. We view ROS2 as the platform of choice for true commercial applications starting mid-December


#13

Our latest announcement on this just happened today.

In a partnership with the AWS Machine learning teams, AWS has launched Deep Racer, a car running ROS in RoboMaker that can be trained to drive on a track using AWS SageMaker reinforcement learning then deployed out to a physical car on a physical track.

There will be competitions hosted several times a year. You can learn more here:

We’ve open sourced the Deep Racer:

We’ve also open sourced an Object Tracker application that runs on Turtlebot:


#14

Sorry, I don’t know what happened there, I’ve updated with a new link.


#15

Getting started with AWS RoboMaker


#16

Can we get one of those shipped to Germany?


#17

$250 for a turn-key ROS ground vehicle, that’s hard to resist.

  • Mark West

#18

@adamd, do you know if the code running onboard the car has been / will be open sourced? I see packages like deepracer_launcher, webserver_pkg, ctrl_pkg, etc, but I can’t find their source under https://github.com/aws-robotics or anywhere else.