Open-Source Robot Operating System (ROS) to Enhance Integration and
Simulation for LilBuddy AMR
Shelby Township, MI
-- September 22, 2022 -- InvestorsHub NewsWire
-- ResGreen Group International,
next-gen mobile robot and software
solutions company, announced today its LilBuddy autonomous mobile robot (AMR) is
using Robot Operating System (ROS), an open-source software
development kit, to enable seamless integration with hardware
components and software systems. The team is also testing
LilBuddy's lidar mapping system, sensors and navigation
capabilities in a ROS-powered simulator.
ResGreen's LilBuddy uses Robot
Operating System (ROS) to improve integration of components and
simulate the AMR in different environments
For over ten years, ROS has helped
developers across industries develop and build robots, from
research and prototyping to deployment and production. It's
currently featured in thousands of mobile robots that are working
inside warehouses and plants from a variety of AMR manufacturers.
ROS also supports numerous hardware interfaces, making it easy for
engineers to integrate LilBuddy's components, including cameras,
lidars and motor controllers.
"In addition to speeding up the
development of LilBuddy, ROS has been a huge help in addressing
supply chain issues," said Parsh Patel, CEO at ResGreen. "If a
particular component is on backorder or too expensive, our
engineers can easily swap it out with a component from a different
manufacturer, giving them multiple vendor options. ROS allows us to
keep costs down and ensure quick delivery for our
ResGreen engineers recently
virtually tested LilBuddy with ROS by creating a simulation of the
AMR mapping its environment using natural feature SLAM guidance.
They created a ROS model of LilBuddy, often called a digital twin,
and inserted it in an environment that included ramps, other
robots, walls, trash cans and shelving. The LilBuddy digital twin
and its control software reacted and generated data in the same way
it would in real life. This simulation feature can help plan
vehicle routes, make design changes, assist with quality assurance
and train customers.
ROS 2, the latest version, is
supported and tested on Linux, Windows, and macOS, as well as
various embedded platforms (via micro-ROS).
Group International, Inc. (RGGI)
ResGreen is a premier provider of automated
material handling solutions, including interoperable software,
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
and industrial automation devices. Connectivity and collaboration
are the cornerstones of ResGreen's products, as well as Industry
4.0 and 5.0. ResGreen's team of experienced engineers use the
Internet of Things (IoT), MQTT protocol and Robot Operating System
(ROS) to design technologies that interface with a wide variety of
automated equipment, electronic components and software systems.
For more information, visit resgreengroup.com.