Internet of Things

The Turtlebot 3 has launched

By Kyle Fazzari on 31 May 2017

If you’re familiar with ROS (Robot Operating System), chances are you’re also familiar with the Turtlebot. The first version of the Turtlebot was created back in 2010 to serve as an inexpensive platform for learning ROS. This…

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Ubuntu ranked as 2nd most used IoT OS by Eclipse Foundation survey

By Sarah Dickinson on 17 May 2017

Last week we posted a blog on programming languages following the Eclipse Foundation 2017 IoT survey results. This week we look at the findings from a business perspective which highlight a number of IoT trends emerging from the wide…

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Why language choices can be irrelevant when choosing the right IoT OS

By Sarah Dickinson on 10 May 2017

This is the first in a series of two blogs exploring the finding from the latest Eclipse Foundation IoT Developer Survey. A couple of months ago we posted a blog inviting developers to contribute to the 3rd Eclipse Foundation IoT Developer…

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Canonical joins EdgeX Foundry to help unify IoT edge computing

By Sarah Dickinson on 24 April 2017

Fragmentation is the nature of the beast in the IoT space with a variety of non-interoperable protocols, devices and vendors which are the natural results of years of evolution in the industrial space especially. However traditional…

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ROS production: our prototype [2/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 13 April 2017

This is the second blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we discussed why Ubuntu Core was a good fit for production robotics. In this post we’ll be on classic Ubuntu, creating the example ROS prototype that…

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Putting Ubuntu in embedded

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 27 March 2017

This year Canonical joined Embedded World 2017 for the first time with a booth. And the initial reaction from anyone visiting the booth was one of surprise quickly followed by the question: ‘Ubuntu is what I run on my desktop, not on my…

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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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Three flaws at the heart of IoT security

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 20 March 2017

This blog has been syndicated from SCMagazine UK, contributed by Thibaut Rouffineau – head of devices marketing. According to the latest estimates by Gartner, the total number of connected devices will reach 6.4 billion by the end of…

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NXP and Canonical to demo Ubuntu Core on the LS1043A at Embedded World

By Canonical on 14 March 2017

The LS1043A, NXP’s quad-core ARM 64bit-powered SoC, is built for embedded networking and IoT Gateways with high throughput needs. Ubuntu Core is a versatile operating system for IoT and networking equipment based on snaps, the cross-…

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This elevator catches intruders, saves lives, generates money, …

By Maarten Ectors on 13 March 2017

The world is becoming software defined and most people don’t realise what this means until software apps and app stores invade their day to day objects like elevators. This blog post is about the smartest elevator demoed at MWC17 and…

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The $1M/month revenue generating fountain each smart city should have

By Maarten Ectors on 9 March 2017

What if smart cities can have fountains generating revenue instead of costing money? App Stores on Fountains, one of the many crazy ideas we demoed on MWC, that can come true shortly… Say IoT and lots of people will bring up Smart…

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Mobile World Congress 2017: day four recap

By Canonical on 2 March 2017

Today was the final day for Mobile World Congress 2017. It has been a long, hectic, but exciting week. For starters, we had a record number of visitors to Canonical’s Ubuntu booth. The mixture was consumer targeting businesses looking for…