Behind the drone: how aerial robotics solve industrial IOT challenges

  Apellix, an emerging leader in the field of aerial robotics, are creating innovative industrial solutions with the help of Ubuntu. The development of aerial robotic systems to carry out tasks at height has taken the responsibility of dangerous activity away from human workers. With 150 workers dying everyday in the USA as a result […]

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Innovating toward safety: computer controlled aerial robotic systems

This is a guest blog by Jamie Branch, Corrosion Engineer at Apellix.  In the United States alone, 849 workers lost their lives in 2016 from falling while on the job. In the construction industry specifically, falls are the leading cause of worker fatality. At Apellix, we utilise Ubuntu and proprietary software to create innovative industrial […]

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Ubuntu Core and Kura: A framework for IoT gateways

The Linux distribution model, whilst established and well understood for computing, has some limitations when it comes to IoT edge gateway devices. Due to often being located in remote or hard to access areas, there is a greater demand for a system that offers both high levels of robustness and security. With the IoT gateway […]

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The rise of the Digital Smart Kiosk

This is a guest blog by Jody Smith, Product Manager at Broadsign.  The world’s increasing demand for quick, personalised service often clashes with budgetary concerns and the limited throughput that individual workers are capable of. Fortunately, there’s a solution: touch-enabled, digital smart kiosks. Today’s smart kiosks are a far cry from the slow, unresponsive touchscreen […]

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Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes supported on Arm architecture

Today, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announces that Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK) is now commercially available and supported on processors and servers based on 64-bit Arm® v8-A architecture. The data centre is evolving to support new workload requirements, it is transforming to be optimised for workloads such as: 5G, the internet of things, edge computing, […]

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Ubuntu events in November

  November is just around the corner, winter jumpers are being dug out from the back of the wardrobe and it’s now acceptable to put the heating on. Although many may be considering hibernation, the Ubuntu team here at Canonical will be out and about around the world at a number of big events. So […]

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Infographic: Snaps in numbers

Coinciding with the release of Ubuntu 18.10 today, we have celebrated the exceptional adoption of snaps by sharing the infographic below. From popular snaps to daily installs, this infographic demonstrates where, when and why users are installing and adopting the secure, Linux application format. For more commentary around these numbers, check out this recent blog. […]

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