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Gabriel Aguiar Noury
11 December 2021

The State of Robotics – November 2021

Robotics Article

Learning how to fly. Again. Because certain technologies and processes can always be optimized. Take laptops, for instance (I always wanted to become a laptop designer!). From foldable screens to computers that incorporate e-readers, we are always pushing for new designs that address ergonomic requirements but also improve the way we work ...

Gabriel Aguiar Noury
12 November 2021

The‌ ‌State‌ ‌of‌ ‌Robotics‌ ‌-‌ ‌October‌ ‌2021‌ ‌

Robotics Article

October went fast, full of news and packed with interesting robotics applications. This month certainly doesn’t need an intro, so we will let the news take all your attention.    ROS CVE alert- ensuring security for robotics Early in October 2021, Open Robotics registered a CVE security vulnerability that affects ROS Kinetic, Melodic and ...

13 June 2019

Customisable for the enterprise: the next-generation of drones

Internet of Things Article

Drones, and their wide-ranging uses, have been a constant topic of conversation for some years now, but we’re only just beginning to move away from the hypothetical and into reality. The FAA estimates that there will be 2 million drones in the United States alone in 2019, as adoption within the likes of distribution, construction, ...

Sarah Dickinson
9 January 2019

Apellix engineers safer work environments with Ubuntu powered aerial robotics

Internet of Things Article

In 2016, 16% of all workplace deaths in the US were attributed to falls. Apellix, a Florida-based start up, who specialise in aerial robotics aims to reduce this number by using their drones in place of workers to complete tasks in elevated or dangerous environments. In tandem, these same aerial robotics can also reduce the ...

3 December 2018

Collaborative robots – Cobots and the changing nature of work

Internet of Things Article

  This is a guest blog by Jamie Branch, Corrosion Engineer at Apellix.  Collaborative robots, or cobots, work side by side with humans to enhance human worker’s ability to perform their job safer, with less monotony and repetitive tasks. Most of us are familiar with industrial robots and it should be no surprise that people ...

Alex Cattle
20 November 2018

Behind the drone: how aerial robotics solve industrial IOT challenges

Internet of Things Article

Apellix, an emerging leader in the field of aerial robotics, are creating innovative industrial solutions with the help of Ubuntu. The development of aerial robotic systems to carry out tasks at height has taken the responsibility of dangerous activity away from human workers. With 150 workers dying everyday in the USA as a result of ...

14 November 2018

Innovating toward safety: computer controlled aerial robotic systems

Internet of Things Article

This is a guest blog by Jamie Branch, Corrosion Engineer at Apellix.  In the United States alone, 849 workers lost their lives in 2016 from falling while on the job. In the construction industry specifically, falls are the leading cause of worker fatality. At Apellix, we utilise Ubuntu and proprietary software to create innovative industr ...

Amrisha Prashar
27 January 2017

Award-winning drone technology with Ubuntu

Internet of Things Article

The market for drones is exploding as businesses and individuals embrace them. The global market for commercial applications of drone technology will balloon to as much as $127 billion by 2020 up from £2billion today (PWC.) Aerotenna is one of those innovators making this vision a reality. Aerotenna’s award-winning technology seeks to sol ...

Amrisha Prashar
5 October 2016

ROScon – the robotics conference for developers

Internet of Things Article

Did you know that the consumer drones market will sit at 67.7 million units annually by 2021? *That’s ten times more than 2015! This shows staggering growth that reflects the sheer importance of the Robotics market now and in years to come. Not only will every industry be impacted, but new categories will be created ...

Thibaut Rouffineau
7 September 2016

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

Internet of Things Article

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 familiar environment to prototype solutions such as autonomous driving, 3D mapping, or simply using t ...

Thibaut Rouffineau
8 December 2015

UAVIA unveils first 100% remotely controlled drones; powered by Ubuntu

Internet of Things News

Today, at TechCrunch Disrupt, the next generation of remote controlled drones is being unveiled by UAVIA, powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core. For the first time, UAVIA is demonstrating a new generation of completely remote controlled drones. The first being used for inspection and surveillance. This will be the first time that 100% remotely op ...

Maarten Ectors
30 October 2015

#InternetOfToys – let the toy battles begin

Internet of Things Article

Wouldn’t it be great to play with toys and get paid for it? If this sounds like music to your ears, then this blog post is for you. If you are a business person who thinks toys are just child’s play, then you should read on as well! It’s true that Industrial IoT will generate ...

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