An Introduction to ROS aka Robot Operating System

An Introduction to #ROS aka #Robot #OperatingSystem: The Ultimate Robot Application Framework

Robot Operating System in short ROS is not an actual operating system, but a framework and set of tools that provide functionality of an operating system on a heterogeneous computer cluster. Its usefulness is not limited to robots, but the majority of tools provided are focused on working with peripheral hardware.

ROS is split up in more than 2000 packages, each package providing specialized functionality. The number of tools connected to the framework are probably its biggest power.

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CentOS 7 Linux Released for Raspberry Pi 2, Banana Pi, and CubieTruck

#CentOS 7 #Linux Released for #RaspberryPi 2, #BananaPi, and #CubieTruck
#CentOS 7 #Linux Released for #RaspberryPi 2, #BananaPi, and #CubieTruck

Centos the favorite Linux flavor server is now released for ARM architecture board: #RaspberryPi 2, #BananaPi, and #CubieTruck.

Is this the sign of ARM slow cracking into Server market?

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#mbed – an #opensource #OS for the #InternetOfThings by #ARM

#mbed – an #opensource #OS for the #InternetOfThings by #ARM

ARM® mbed™ OS is an open source embedded operating system designed specifically for the “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT). It includes all the features you need to develop a connected product based on an ARM Cortex-M microcontroller, and is perfect for applications including smart cities, smart homes and wearables.

mbed OS forms the client-side portion of the mbed IoT Device Platform on microcontrollers, and is designed to work in concert with mbed Device Connector, mbed Device Server, and mbed Client. Together this platform lets you deliver comprehensive IoT solutions.

In reality its like open source, but actualy not,

The idea is, you run the open-source mbed OS on devices, and ARM’s middleware on the backend to talk to and control the gizmos. The entire stack isn’t, however, open source: the systems running the show at the back use ARM’s device server product; and down on the devices, some binary blobs are needed to initialize the hardware and ensure trusted firmware is executed. –

ARM has planed to #opensource on Apache 2.0 license as well in commercial licenses.

In truth its ARM’s effort to control the #NextBigThing.. Lets wait and see who is gona make!

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