AWS IoT RoboRunner Hits Preview at re:Invent
Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced Monday a new product that will make it easier for robotics engineers to manage different types of robots as one, unified fleet.
AWS IoT RoboRunner was available as a preview during the 2021 AWS reInvent conference, which took place this week.
RoboRunner is a kind of follow-up to AWS RoboMaker. This cloud-based platform allows for robot testing, simulation, and deployment.
This week’s announcement of the new RoboRunner product — which is based upon technology that Amazon.com uses internally in its fulfillment centers — focuses more on enabling different types and types of robots work together, while letting developers skip the usually time-consuming integration process.
It’s a “new robotics service that makes deploying applications that help fleets work seamlessly together easier for enterprises,” Channy Yun, AWS principal developer advocate, explained in a blog post. “AWS IoT RobotoRunner allows you to connect your robots with work management systems, thereby enabling the orchestration of work across your operation from a single view.”
RoboRunner promises to connect robots in order to allow them to collaborate, even though they may be from different vendors. Developers can integrate different types of robots with their work management system using a common architecture.
According to AWS, RoboRunner makes it easier for robotics developers build collaborative, task-orchestration, and shared-space management apps. They can also manage all their fleets, including making real-time adjustments from one view.
The RoboRunner preview is available in the U.S. East, Europe and Asia regions. More information is available here.