ROS is on a roll
Since the adoption of ROS keeps on growing, it set to become the industry standard for robotics middleware. According to ABI Research, nearly 55% of all commercial robots (the equivalent 915,000 robots) that were shipped during 2024 had at least one ROS package installed.
To become the industry standard, ROS must keep on supporting a wide range of stakeholders, including conglomerates such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google, component vendors such as Robotiq, and system integrators and implementers, to keep the balance between open-source and closed robotics systems. Ideally, ROS will provide the fundamental building block for interoperability to enable customization and enhancement running on top of it.
MOV.AI is on the move
As we mentioned before in a previous blog post, MOV.AI provides an operating system that runs on top of ROS. Especially in the field of navigation software for mobile robots, the combination of MOV.AI and ROS is a winner where MOV.AI enables flexible navigation that also achieves an availability of 99 percent.
Opting for MOV.AI is especially powerful since developing a proprietary robotic operating system requires an in-depth knowledge of and experience with systems engineering techniques, setting of realistic design goals (which by nature are long-term), and being highly familiar with rigorous development processes.
Since MOV.AI separates hardware from software, it is easier to launch open-source robotics hardware which is currently mainly for research and educational purposes.
Want to meet us in person? We will present at ROScon 2019 and iROS events that will take place October 31st - November 6th, 2019 in Macau.