This page tracks changes to the Azure Edge Robotics Documentation.
ROS 2 Launch debugging in VSCode!
Yes, you can now press F5 to launch a ROS2 node from VSCode and step through it.
OPML with ROS Industrial
ROS Node bringup for UFactory XArm on ROS on Windows
Brought up in collaboration with UFActory. https://github.com/ms-iot/xarm_ros
Refresh ROS1 Melodic, ROS1 Noetic, ROS2 Foxy
Updated across the board.
Onnx Runtime ROS Node
Cross Platform, hardware accelerated ML ROS node
ROS nodes in an Azure IoT Edge Container
Demonstrated running ROS nodes in an Azure IoT Edge container
Azure Kinect ROS Node for ROS2
Azure Kinect now supports ROS2.
Update documentation themes.
More MoveIt on Foxy for Windows
Documentation and build updates for Moveit On Windows
ROS2 Versions of Microsoft Nodes
Windows ML ROS2 port Windows Camera node for ROS2
Updated Virtual Machine Documentation
MoveIt 2 on Foxy on Windows
Continuous Simulation with Scale Set support
Added documentation for using Azure Scale Sets to spin up many simulation instances.
Move the Chocolatey distribution to a public redirect Use Azure DevOps centralized Nuget server.
ROS2 for Hololens
Bootstrap ROS2 for Hololens
Add ROS2 Eloquent support
Add Windows Media Foundation ROS Node
Enables High performance Camera support Adds support for realtime video streaming for teleoperation https://github.com/ms-iot/ros_msft_camera
Simulation using Azure DevOps for ROS on Linux Simulation with Github Agents on Windows Simulation with Github Agents on Linux Fixes for Typos
ROS2 binary install documentation update on both http://aka.ms/ros and Open Robotics documentation.
Azure IoT ROS Node
x.509 Certificate and Device Provisioning Service Support
Azure Kinect ROS Node
Performance improvements Multicamera crash fixes
Commercial Deployment of ROS using MSIx
MSIx is a MDM and intune deployable binary installation. Added documentation for building a MSIx package for ROS infrastructure and customer install.
ROS1 Fixes on Windows
Improved timer repeatability on Windows.
Simulation with Github
Continuous Deployment on Azure DevOps
We discovered a bug in low level time routines, which affects localization. Corrected and in testing.
By popular request, we're working on gmapping
Continuous Deployment on Github
Added documentation for building Windows packages and publishing a chocolatey package as a github release.
Continuous Simulation Lab
Added a project which describes simulation during build, and tests which validate the build in simulation.
ROS Github Action
From within Github, you can set up Continuous integration using a Github Action, brought to you by the Tooling Working Group of the ROS2 Technical Steering Committee, with contributions from Microsoft.
MoveIt Tutorials have been updated to work on Windows.
Cross platform ROS node updates
We have been adding notes to the porting cookbook based on customer feedback.
We've added a section on optimizing performance of Windows for Robotics scenarios. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC (Long Term Support Channel) is our recommended operating system for Robotics, as it offers the smallest footprint, and includes 10 years of support.
State of ROS on Windows
ROS1 for Windows was announced generally available in May 2019. Since then it's use has continued to grow. Many companies are porting nodes to Windows. The Visual Studio Code extension has been incredibly well adopted within the community.
New Look for Documents
Documentation and Developer experience are a top priority. We're starting off by refreshing the look of docs; following up with turtorials on how to bring solutions up on Windows.