Renesas Electronics has teamed up with eProsima to simplify the development of professional robotics applications for IoT and industrial systems. The company announced that its EK-RA6M5 Evaluation Kit for RA MCUs is now the official supported hardware platform of the micro-ROS development framework (robotics operating system for MCUs).
The micro-ROS framework allows a standardized integration of MCUs into the Robot Operating System (ROS) 2 data space. It provides an established application development framework based on standard communication middleware to the embedded world. While on the other hand, Renesas Advanced (RA) Family of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M MCUs delivers high performance, security, connectivity and peripheral IP to address the next generation of embedded solutions.
Porting micro-ROS into the Renesas RA MCUs will facilitate the adoption of this robotic framework in Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT applications. The Renesas e2 studio integrated development environment that runs on Windows as well as Linux-based computers, will support the micro-ROS implementation, simplifying the process of using the micro-ROS client library.