What Is AWS RoboMaker? - AWS RoboMaker

What Is AWS RoboMaker?

AWS RoboMaker is a robotics simulation service that extends the Robot Operating System (ROS) with cloud services. This enables robotics developers to cost-effectively scale and automate simulation workloads, run large-scale and parallel simulations with a single API call, and create user-defined, randomized 3D virtual environments. Using the simulation service, you can speed application testing and create hundreds of new worlds from templates you define. AWS RoboMaker is also capable of automated testing within a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, training reinforcement models with high volumes of interative trials, and connecting multiple concurrent simulations to your fleet management software for testing. When combined with AWS machine learning, monitoring, and analytics services, robots can stream data, navigate, communicate, comprehend, and learn.

Are You a First-time User of AWS RoboMaker?

If you are a first-time user of AWS RoboMaker, do the following.

  1. Read How It Works – An overview of AWS RoboMaker. Learn the key concepts and components involved in building robot applications and simulations. Read this topic in the order presented.

  2. Read Getting Started with AWS RoboMaker – A tutorial to help you build your first robot application and simulation. Explains how to run a simulation job. Use the sample code provided by AWS RoboMaker.

  3. Read Getting Started with Simulation WorldForge – A tutorial to help you create a simulation world template and generate worlds to use in your simulation.

  4. Depending on your needs, explore the following topics.

    • Learn about the Robot Operating System (ROS). In AWS RoboMaker, you build applications and simulations based on ROS. For more information, see http://wiki.ros.org/ROS/Tutorials.

    • Learn about Gazebo, a simulator to test robots. Gazebo helps you test algorithms. It helps you design robots and train artificial intelligence. For more information, see http://gazebosim.org/tutorials. Select version 9.