Microsoft is gearing up to integrate Robot OS with the Windows 10. The Redmond-based tech giant will release an experimental version of the Robot Operating System (ROS1) for Windows. The main purpose is to bring trending features such as Machine Learning (ML), computer vision, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) including cloud services.
The launch of the new Microsoft Robot OS was announced during the sidelines of the ROSCon 2018 conference in Madrid, Spain. Microsoft also demonstrated ROBOTIS Turtlebot 3 robot, which automatically recognizes the person loaded nearest to it and loads the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise solution.
Commenting on the development, Lou Amadio, Principal Software Engineer, Windows IoT, Microsoft disclosed that the new Robot OS will bring management and security of Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Enterprise solutions to the ROS ecosystem. Amadio disclosed that Windows has been a partner of robotic and industrial systems for several decades.
The company is planning to bring the intelligent edge to robotics by bringing more advanced features. Microsoft will supply the Windows builds for ROS1 and ROS2 with the relevant documentation and other related solutions.
The ROS includes all the required tools and libraries to build complex robots. The Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is capable of delivering enterprise manageability and security solutions to industry based IoT devices in retail, manufacturing and healthcare segments.
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