Eclipse Cyclone DDS now a Tier 1 ROS middleware

Eclipse Cyclone DDS now a Tier 1 ROS middleware

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By Ally Winning

The latest ROS 2 release, Foxy Fitzroy (foxy), makes robotics and autonomous vehicle development simpler, quicker, more secure and reliable.

Eclipse Cyclone DDS is the next-generation implementation of the Object Management Group’s (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard that uses ADLINK’s experience working and innovating DDS. ADLINK will work further with the community to establish the DDS of reference for features, usability, performance and reliability within robotics, autonomous vehicles, healthcare, aerospace and defence and Industrial IoT.

“Box Robotics is rebuilding the AGV perception stack with human-like spatial awareness for higher speed driving, uncompromising safety and lifelong autonomy,” said Tom Panzarella, co-founder and CEO, Box Robotics. “We are building our software on top of the latest advances in long-range 3D digital LiDAR. Processing this data in real-time on high-speed vehicles requires a robust foundation to build upon. This is why we have chosen ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy and Eclipse Cyclone DDS as our middleware platform. The LTS of ROS 2 foxy and the highly tunable DDS implementation allows us to write the lowest latency point cloud processing pipelines in support of our application requirements.”

Foxy is a three-year long term support (LTS) version of ROS which includes significant performance and stability improvements with Eclipse Cyclone DDS as a tier 1 underlying data sharing backbone of its RMW (ROS Middleware) layer. Eclipse Cyclone DDS is a platform that shares data consistently and coherently with a focus on system success metrics including performance, robustness, security, safety and interoperability.

“ROS 2 foxy is a major milestone toward establishing the reference platform for a large class of robotics and autonomous vehicles applications,” said Angelo Corsaro PhD, CTO, ADLINK Technology. “We are strongly committed to supporting the ROS 2 community and ecosystem with an outstanding open source DDS implementation.”

Eclipse Cyclone DDS is hosted and supported by the Eclipse Foundation. It is now the fastest-growing open-source implementation of the OMG DDS standard. ADLINK provides professional services and industrial-grade versions to support DDS development and deployment.


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