While developing robotic applications that operate side-by-side with other actors such as passengers, urbanists and workers, safety becomes a criticial part of the journey. We are therefore committed to validating and verifying every feature/improvement that would be running live on our products. Considering all possible scenarios and use-cases, virtual validation as a first step provides a unique opportunity to streamline this continuous development and integration. This however necessitates setting up the whole simulation pipeline, maintaining the infrastructure and creating automation scripts for defined use-cases. AWS RoboMaker provides a cloud-based simulation service that enables robotics developers to run, scale, and automate simulation without managing any infrastructure. With RoboMaker, you can create a simulation job batch ( a collection of simulation jobs) in order to submit multiple simulation job requests (with different use-case scenarios) through a single API call. You can find more information on Amazon Web Services’ official blog.
In order to fully utilize the capabilities of Robomaker and other AWS tools and services, RoMobility has been part of the AWS Activate Founders program. AWS Activate is a program that helps start-ups and scale-ups to build their companies through credits for AWS services and developer support plans. According to this Medium article, service credits can be possibly used for Amazon EC2, Amazon EKS, Amazon Lightsail, Amazon Machine Learning, Amazon Route 53, Amazon VPC, AWS Backup, AWS IoT, AWS Lambda, AWS Security Hub, AWS Shield, and many more AWS services. For those of you who want to test RoboMaker, AWS RoboMaker is part of the AWS Free Tier program.