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A Robotic Dream Team: ROS 2 and Cyclone DDS

The Eclipse Cyclone DDS team has been hard at work recently; this got them noticed in a big way. Open Robotics recently declared that Eclipse Cyclone DDS will be a tier one middleware in ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy! Eclipse Cyclone DDS, an implementation of the Data Distribution Service standard under the stewardship of the DDS Foundation and the Object Management Group (OMG), is a project of the Eclipse IoT and OpenADx working groups.
Some of the key benefits of Cyclone DDS include: Secure ROS 2 (SROS2) integration & testing contributed by Eclipse IoT member Canonical. Implementation of DDS Security contributed, tested, optimized and ready for ROS users. The team backported this feature to the ROS 2 Dashing and Eloquent releases!Full coverage of QoS supported by ROS including lifespan and deadline New high-speed RMW serializer contributed by Rover RoboticsAbility to discover a single robot among a swarm of 1,000+ (thanks to iRobot for the use case!)Too many performance and quality improveme…