Vulcanexus Documentation


Vulcanexus is a ROS 2 (Robot Operating System) all-in-one tool set. It allows users to build robotics applications combining the unique Vulcanexus elements with the ROS 2 libraries, having Fast DDS as its fixed middleware implementation.

These open source elements include numerous features and tools, providing Vulcanexus users customizable solutions while improving overall system performance. With Vulcanexus, users have fast access to constantly improving functionalities, such as the latest Fast DDS version along with its new features.

Getting started

  • Installation Manual

    • Instructions to set up ROS 2 with Vulcanexus for the first time.

  • Overview

    • Vulcanexus concepts including ROS 2, micro-ROS Documentation and the latest Enhancements.

  • Tutorials

    • Collection of step-by-step instructions that help users to get started.

  • Support

    • Vulcanexus officially supported platforms and releases.

  • Appendixes

    • Glossary of terms used throughout this documentation.

Vulcanexus project

Vulcanexus is composed of a collection of downloadable packages:

  1. Vulcanexus Core: a set of software libraries that enables users to build the most comprehensive and straightforward robotics application. It consists of eProsima Fast DDS latest version as the ROS 2 middleware.

  2. Vulcanexus Tools: a set of features and applications which allows users to test, improve and configure the performance of Vulcanexus in their systems.

  3. Vulcanexus Micro: provides access for resource constrained devices (micro-controllers) to the DDS world, bridging the gap between them and ROS 2.

  4. Vulcanexus Cloud: scales and integrates ROS 2 networks located in geographically spaced environments, and enables the deployment of DDS entities in the cloud in a quick and easy way.

  5. Vulcanexus Simulation: enables users to design robotic simulations, providing an end-to-end development environment to model, program, and simulate robots.

  6. Vulcanexus Base: includes within the same installation Vulcanexus tools, micro and cloud features.

  7. Vulcanexus Desktop: includes ROS 2 desktop installation as well as every available Vulcanexus package. It is the more complete Vulcanexus installation.

The table below shows the components included in every one of the previously explained packages:


Contacts and Commercial support

Find more about us at Vulcanexus webpage.

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Contributing to the documentation

Vulcanexus Docs is an open source project, and as such all contributions, both in the form of feedback and content generation, are most welcomed. To make such contributions, please refer to the Contribution Guidelines hosted in our GitHub repository.