Research Project Title:
Canopy: The ROS Cloud Robotics Framework and Cloud Computing Platform Service
abstract:Cloud robotics is an exciting field that has the potential to greatly enhance robot development by providing access to large datasets, supporting cloud computing, and enabling collaboration between robots. Canopy is a new open-source cloud robotics platform for inter-robot communication and cloud computing. It is intended to integrate seamlessly with the Robot Operating System (ROS), the most widely used robotics software library. This project focuses on enhancing the current Canopy software to ready it for use by the robotics community. Our objectives include optimizing message transmissions, supporting multiple clients, fully developing the cloud computing platform, incorporating continuous test integration, and producing end-to-end demonstrations of the system.
“I hope to explore and gain experience in distributed robotics through SuperUROP to be better informed and to help make future career decisions. I have previously done an internship in distributed systems and am taking higher-level systems courses. I am excited to apply the skills I have gained to contribute to the cutting-edge research in my lab.”