Amazon released AWS RoboMaker today, a new cloud service that provides a central cloud development environment for all your robot needs. It essentially runs on top of the Robot Operating System, providing easy hooks into other AWS services, while providing a single place to test, simulate and deploy apps directly to robots.
I don’t know how big the market is for this, but makes total sense for Amazon. Looking at the integrations, and providing a dev space for robotics applications also turns them into possible ingest machines for further AWS services. Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and Amazon Rekognition can turn any video into actionable intelligence. Amazon Lex capability means that you could be talking to your robots like you would to Alexa. Oddly, I’m a little weirded out that Amazon Polly service will be available for speech generation as well…
But having a central place to design, test, and deploy applications makes total sense in other areas of IT, so I image that also applies to robotics. Weirdly this means that robots can now be edge devices.
Right now the service will be limited to US East, US West, and EU (Ireland), but expect more regions soon.
- Gestalt News for the Week of March 25, 2019 - March 25, 2019
- Open Source’s Amazon Problem | Gestalt IT Rundown: March 20, 2019 - March 20, 2019
- Microsoft Is Done With Windows – The On-Premise IT Roundtable - March 19, 2019
- NGINX Receives the F5 | Gestalt IT Rundown: March 13, 2019 - March 13, 2019
- Gestalt News for the Week of March 11, 2019 - March 11, 2019
- The Backstory Chronicle | Gestalt IT Rundown: March 6, 2019 - March 6, 2019
- Change Your Password All The Time – The On-Premise IT Roundtable - March 5, 2019
- Gestalt News for the Week of March 4, 2019 - March 4, 2019
- IBM BMC OMG! | Gestalt IT Rundown: February 27, 2019 - February 27, 2019
- Gestalt News for the Week of February 25, 2019 - February 25, 2019