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Blender Top 20 developers in 2013 To salute and applaud the developers: here’s a 2013 top-20 Blender developers page. Plans for 2014-2015

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Player The Player Project (formerly the Player/Stage Project) is a project to create free software for research into robotics and sensor systems.[1] Its components include the Player network server and the Stage robot platform simulators. Although accurate statistics are hard to obtain, Player is one of the most popular open-source robot interfaces in research and post-secondary education.[2] Most of the major intelligent robotics journals and conferences regularly publish papers featuring real and simulated robot experiments using Player and Stage. Overview[edit] Player
Gazebo
Last week, DARPA officially announced its Robotics Challenge for disaster robots. According to the program, teams that don't want (or can't afford) to build their own robots will be able to prove themselves using a standardized simulation environment (and later may receive a real robot to use in the competition). Now we got official confirmation that this standardized simulation environment will be based on the Gazebo simulator, one the primary tools used in the ROS community, and will be provided by the Open Source Robotics Foundation. Huh? DARPA Awards Simulation Software Contract to Open Source Robotics Foundation DARPA Awards Simulation Software Contract to Open Source Robotics Foundation
Webots
MORSE MORSE is an generic simulator for academic robotics. It focuses on realistic 3D simulation of small to large environments, indoor or outdoor, with one to tenths of autonomous robots. MORSE can be entirely controlled from the command-line. Simulation scenes are generated from simple Python scripts. MORSE comes with a set of standard sensors (cameras, laser scanner, GPS, odometry,...), actuators (speed controllers, high-level waypoints controllers, generic joint controllers) and robotic bases (quadrotors, ATRV, Pioneer3DX, generic 4 wheel vehicle, PR2,...). MORSE
A Simulation Toolkit for grasping and dexterous manipulation OpenGRASP is an open source simulation toolkit for grasping and dexterous manipulation hosted on SourceForge. It is based on OpenRAVE modular architecture, that supports the creation and addition of new functionality and the integration of existing and widely used technologies and standards. OpenGRASP has been developed within the GRASP project funded by the European Comunity’s Seven Framework Programme. Toolkit modules OpenGRASP OpenGRASP
Robotics simulator | WIKI Robotics simulator | WIKI A robotics simulator is used to create embedded applications for a robot without depending physically on the actual machine, thus saving cost and time. In some case, these applications can be transferred on the real robot (or rebuilt) without modifications. The term robotics simulator can refer to several different robotics simulation applications. For example, in mobile robotics applications, behavior-based robotics simulators allow users to create simple worlds of rigid objects and light sources and to program robots to interact with these worlds. Behavior-based simulation allows for actions that are more biological in nature when compared to simulators that are more binary, or computational. In addition, behavior-based simulators may "learn" from mistakes and are capable of demonstrating the anthropomorphic quality of tenacity.
It is small, fun, versatile and has been made for the inventors of the future: The KUKA youBot is a powerful, educational robot that has been especially designed for research and education in mobile manipulation, which counts as a key technology for professional service robotics. It consists of an omnidirectional platform, a five degree-of-freedom robot arm and a two-finger gripper. The KUKA youBot is an open platform that is operated with open source software. It is on its way to become a reference platform for hardware and software development in mobile manipulation. KUKA youBot Store KUKA youBot Store
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Robot Operating System (ROS) is a software framework for robot software development, (see also Robotics middleware) providing operating system-like functionality on a heterogeneous computer cluster. ROS was originally developed in 2007 under the name switchyard by the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in support of the Stanford AI Robot STAIR[2][3] project. As of 2008, development continues primarily at Willow Garage, a robotics research institute/incubator, with more than twenty institutions collaborating in a federated development model.[4][5] ROS has two basic "sides": The operating system side ros as described above and ros-pkg, a suite of user contributed packages (organized into sets called metapackages) that implement functionality such as simultaneous localization and mapping, planning, perception, simulation etc. Robot Operating System Robot Operating System
Industrial - ROS Wiki ROS-Industrial Overview ROS-Industrial is a BSD (legacy) / Apache 2.0 (preferred) licensed program that contains libraries, tools and drivers for industrial hardware. It is supported and guided by the ROS-Industrial Consortium. The goals of ROS-Industrial are to: Create a community supported by industrial robotics researchers and professionals Provide a one-stop location for industry-related ROS applications Develop robust and reliable software that meets the needs of industrial applications Combine the relative strengths of ROS with existing industrial technologies (i.e. combining ROS high-level functionality with the low-level reliability and safety of industrial robot controllers). Industrial - ROS Wiki
Real-Time Robotics with state-of-the art open source software: case studies
Taking advantage that quite a few Orocos users and developers were attending IROS 2011 in San Francisco, USA, an informal meeting was organized to get to know each other and exchange our experiences and use cases. Among the attendants were people from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, that were showing live demos on robots like the PR2, the Kuka LWR, and the Kuka Youbot; NASA, that is currently using and evaluating Orocos in the context of the Robonaut 2 project; and PAL Robotics, that uses Orocos on their biped and wheeled robots REEM-B and REEM, respectively. Meeting developers from the mailing list in person is always great as it attaches a face to the email. Moreover, getting the opportunity to learn about the other's challenges and success stories is great for identifying future collaborations and moving the Orocos community forward. The Orocos Project | Smarter control in robotics & automation!
Xenomai Xenomai is a real-time development framework cooperating with the Linux kernel, in order to provide a pervasive, interface-agnostic, hard real-time support to user-space applications, seamlessly integrated into the GNU/Linux environment. Support A mailing list is available in order to get some help on Xenomai. If you do not find answers to your questions in the documentation which ships with Xenomai sources or in the FAQ, please use this mailing list:
Applications | The Orocos Project
KUKA youBot Store. .
Simulation - Gazebo
ROS | gazebo External Documentation This is primarily a third party wrapper package with external documentation. Core Gazebo-ROS Plugins In addition to including a stable version of Gazebo, this package package builds two core plugins for integrating Gazebo with ROS. ROS API Plugin This plugin initializes a ROS node called "gazebo" and then integrates the ROS callback scheduler with Gazebo's internal scheduler to provide the ROS interfaces described below.
The following robot hardware platforms are using or can be used with ROS software. Portals Portal pages help you install and use ROS software on specific robot platforms. Video Montages Here's there video montages of robots using ROS: * Robots using ROS
Meka Robotics - Dexterous Mobile Manipulators and Humanoids
Robotic Open Platform (ROP) aims to make hardware designs of robots available under an Open Hardware license to the entire robotic community. It provides CAD drawings, electric schemes and the required documentation to build their own robot. In the near future, standard electromechanic interfaces between the various robot components will be presented to enable the possibility to combine hardware components of various groups into one robot. By making the robots modular, users are encouraged to develop their own components that can be shared with the community. Robotic Open Platform - About Robotic Open Platform
ROP
Orocos/ros Integration
The Orocos Project | Smarter control in robotics & automation!
ROS: stacks news
Point Clouds
OpenMORA / Home / Home
The Mobile Robot Programming Toolkit
MOOS : Main - Home Page browse
Home - TurtleBot
Research Robots for universities and defense robotics
Adept MobileRobots Pioneer 3-DX (P3DX) differential drive robot for research and education
Welcome to Aseba - ASEBA & Robots
European Robotics Technology Platform
EURON : index
IIP RoboNed | IIP RoboNed
FP7 : ICT : Cognitive Systems and Robotics : Home
European Robotics Technology Platform
Bobbie Robotics - Home
Robosavvy
Arduino (computerplatform)
Thecorpora S.L.
Bilibot 1.0 successful, working on 2.0 | The Bilibot Project
Samsung files patents for robot that mimics human walking and breathing, ratchets up the creepy factor
* Monitor: A new twist on an old idea
CATA - City Autonomous Transportation Agent
'Computers beschikken binnen vijf jaar over zintuigen' | nu.nl/gadgets
Intel Adds Nuance Voice Recognition to Perceptual Computing SDK Beta
* How Google's Self-Driving Car Works
Kinect Enabled Autonomous Mini Robot Car Navigation
An autonomous flying robot that avoids obstacles
Robot ethics: Morals and the machine
Robotics & Artificial Inteligence

Blue Brain Project