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2014-09-03 19:02:31 -0600 commented question What about synchronization?

Thanks for taking the time to comment. :) BTW do I get another badge?

2014-09-03 17:46:03 -0600 asked a question What about synchronization?

I am thinking about this idea of robots on a cloud. I understand the hurdle of a broken Internet connection being an obstacle. So what about a work around using two ROS operating systems? The first is on board the robot, the second in the cloud. If the connection between the two is dropped, the bot operates independently, once the connection is re-established the two systems synchronize. It would be like two brains meeting, parting and then meeting again. Thoughts?

2014-09-03 13:19:15 -0600 commented answer ROS Installations: Desktop, Server, Cloud

Thanks for the feedback. Where can I download the latest version of rosjs?

2014-09-03 12:15:33 -0600 answered a question ROS Installations: Desktop, Server, Cloud

This is what I have learned so far, ROS is very easy to install! It installs in minutes on an Ubuntu desktop PC and installs just as quickly on an Apache server running on Ubuntu. I did some very preliminary tests on an Apache server and ROS responded correctly. I still have some experimenting to do as far as installing the system on an Ubuntu based cloud but the digging around that I have done points to the fact that this operating system will indeed run in a cloud environment provided that the cloud is setup appropriately. (Since I am a newbie to ROS please correct me if I'm wrong.)

Now what about deploying from an Internet server or cloud? I think that may prove to be a wee bit more challenging as far as a user interface goes, but less challenging than actually building the robot itself. My thoughts are this, imagine jumping from a relatively simple WiFi controlled bot to bots that can be controlled from the other side of the planet relatively inexpensively? From what I am seeing so far, I'm pretty sure that with ROS this can easily be accomplished.

2014-09-03 09:30:43 -0600 answered a question Is there interest in maintaining chef cookbooks for ROS?

I would think so. Why reinvent the robot? LOL! The more tools/info that people have available to them the greater the exposure and use of the operating system. IMHO

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2014-09-02 14:10:20 -0600 commented question ROS Installations: Desktop, Server, Cloud

Okay, I decided to get brave and install the full version of ROS on a LAMP server rather than on just a desktop. The install was rather easy and seems to have gone fine. Next, I'm going to throw together a personal cloud and see how that goes. Installed easily on Ubuntu desktop....liking this!

2014-09-02 14:00:44 -0600 answered a question ROS Installations: Desktop, Server, Cloud

Okay, I decided to get brave and install the full version of ROS on a LAMP server rather than on just a desktop. The install was rather easy and seems to have gone fine. Next, I'm going to throw together a personal cloud and see how that goes. Will keep you posted. :)