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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. [ edit ] Overview
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?
MORSE is a versatile simulator for robotics MORSE is an generic simulator for academic robotics. It focuses on realistic simulation of small to large environments, indoor or outdoor, with one to over a dozen of autonomous robots. MORSE provides out of the box a set of standard sensors (cameras, laser scanner, GPS, odometry,...), actuators (speed controllers, high-level waypoints controllers, generic joint controllers) and robotic bases (ATRV, generic 4 wheel vehicle, PR2,...). New ones can easily be added.
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.
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Robot Operating System ( ROS ) is a software framework for robot software development, providing operating system -like functionality on a heterogenous 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 ] ) 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. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] ROS provides standard operating system services such as hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly-used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management.
ROS-Industrial Overview ROS-Industrial is a BSD-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).
Intermodalics , Locomotec and KU Leuven organize an Orocos hands-on workshop on April 7 at the euRobotics Forum 2011 , held in Västerås, Sweden on April 6-8. This is the major annual networking event for academic and industrial robotics researchers and product developers. Attending this event is only 94€ which includes all meals served at the European Robotics Forum on April 6-8, including dinner and evening activities. The participants also get free access to the exhibition and three full days of interesting seminars and sessions. During the workshop, the participants will use their own laptop to control a real and a simulated KUKA YouBot , for which Locomotec is doing the distribution.
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 two video montages of robots using ROS:
ROS (Robot Operating System) provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications.
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Development on our OpenNI/ROS integration for the Kinect and PrimeSense Developers Kit 5.0 device continues as a fast pace. For those of you participating in the contest or otherwise hacking away, here's a summary of what's new. As always, contributions/patches are welcome. Driver Updates: Bayer Images, New point cloud and resolution options via dynamic_reconfigure Suat Gedikli, Patrick Mihelich, and Kurt Konolige have been working on the low-level drivers to expose more of the Kinect features. The low-level driver now has access to the Bayer pattern at 1280x1024 and we're working on "Fast" and "Best" (edge-aware) algorithms for de-bayering.
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