Software & OS
Today’s robotic systems are no longer the static ones of the past. They must be dynamic, with the ability to run different workloads, applications, and potentially even perform different tasks than they did when initially deployed. And they have to be able to acquire this new functionality without needing a field technician physically present to update them.
Software & OS
In this episode of Embedded Toolbox, the first of five in our “Let’s Build a Robot” series, Rob Woolley, Principal Technologist in the Technology Office at Wind River, lays out the drivers behind next-generation autonomous robot platforms built on frameworks like the Robot Operating System and capabilities like enterprise-class AI. He then proceeds to demonstrate how these software solutions can be supported on safety-critical edge robots using the VxWorks real-time operating system and docker containers.
According to IDC, there will be an estimated 42 billion connected devices by 2025. Each of these devices represents a point of entry that can be exploited by a cyberattack. But for devices and systems with safety-critical functionality, the stakes are even higher as a security breach can have catastrophic consequences on physical property and human safety.
Most of the world’s computation will occur on the intelligent edge by the year 2030.
Open-source technology has become a game changer for innovation, from the data center to the IoT's far edge. Software developers use open-source Linux, for instance, because of its ease of access, flexibility, and leading-edge features. It also has one of the largest and most prolific developer communities, with vast amounts of resources.
A recent report conducted by the Arc Advisory Group and Wind River entitled, “Industry 4.0 & 5G in the COVID Pandemic,” analyzed how industrial manufacturers are using advanced technologies to deliver on critical business requirements.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Yocto Project, an open-source collaboration project that helps developers create custom Linux-based systems, is proud to start 2021 by welcoming new and upgraded members.