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Computer Vision. Computer Vision/Object Recognition | Technologies. Blender. 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] The Player is set of APIs (e.g. position2d, bumper, ir, speech, power) that can be implemented by a robot chassis (Roomba, Khephera etc.), possibly over serial line or network, or by Stage (2D simulator) or Gazebo (3D simulator). Gazebo. DARPA Awards Simulation Software Contract to Open Source Robotics Foundation. Last week, DARPA officially announced its Robotics Challenge for disaster robots.

DARPA Awards Simulation Software Contract to Open Source Robotics Foundation

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? 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,...). New ones can easily be added. MORSE rendering is based on the Blender Game Engine.

OpenGRASP. Robotics simulator. 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. One of the most popular applications for robotics simulators is for 3D modeling and rendering of a robot and its environment.

Features[edit] KUKA youBot Store. Pr2_simulator. Electric: Documentation generated on March 02, 2013 at 01:05 PMfuerte: Documentation generated on January 02, 2014 at 11:43 AMgroovy: Documentation generated on April 24, 2014 at 03:45 PM (job status).hydro: Cannot load information on name: pr2_simulator, distro: hydro, which means that it is not yet in our index.

Please see this page for information on how to submit your repository to our index.indigo: Cannot load information on name: pr2_simulator, distro: indigo, which means that it is not yet in our index. Please see this page for information on how to submit your repository to our index. Robot Operating System. 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.

Robot Operating System

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.

Despite the importance of robot reactivity, ROS is not a realtime OS, though it is possible to integrate ROS with realtime code.[6] Applications[edit] Industrial. 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). Real-Time Robotics with state-of-the art open source software: case studies. Smarter control in robotics & automation! Xenomai. The Orocos Project. KUKA youBot Store. . Simulation - Gazebo. 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. * Robots using ROS. Meka Robotics - Dexterous Mobile Manipulators and Humanoids. Robotic Open Platform - About Robotic Open Platform. ROP. Documentation. Orocos/ros Integration. This package supports the 1.x versions of RTT.

Orocos/ros Integration

Check out the orocos_toolchain_ros for integration with the 2.x versions. Smarter control in robotics & automation! ROS: stacks news. 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.

* PR2. Point Clouds. The following links describe a set of basic PCL tutorials.

Point Clouds

Please note that their source codes may already be provided as part of the PCL regular releases, so check there before you start copy & pasting the code. The list of tutorials below is automatically generated from reST files located in our git repository. As always, we would be happy to hear your comments and receive your contributions on any tutorial. Robotics Developer Studio. <a id="b7777d05-f9ee-bedd-c9b9-9572b26f11d1" target="_self" class="mscom-link download-button dl" href="confirmation.aspx?

Robotics Developer Studio

Id=29081" bi:track="false"><span class="loc" locid="46b21a80-a483-c4a8-33c6-eb40c48bcd9d" srcid="46b21a80-a483-c4a8-33c6-eb40c48bcd9d">Download</span></a> Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio 4 is a freely available .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications. It can be used by both professional and non-professional developers as well as hobbyists. OpenMORA / Home / Home. The Mobile Robot Programming Toolkit. MOOS : Main - Home Page browse. Enchanting : Enchanting : Enchanting. Enchanting Cards in Multiple Languages Enchanting cards are now available in: Thank you, translators, for your hard work!

Enchanting : Enchanting : Enchanting

Enchanting v0.2 is out! Jul 9, 2014 - Enchanting v0.2.4.3 is out and now includes an updated Spanish translation. May 6, 2014 - Enchanting v0.2.4.2 is out, and now includes a Czech translation. Home - TurtleBot. Research Robots for universities and defense robotics. Research Robots Adept MobileRobots supplies mobile robot systems for research, education and experimental application development.

Research Robots for universities and defense robotics

All ground robots include Pioneer SDK. Adept MobileRobots Pioneer 3-DX (P3DX) differential drive robot for research and education. The Pioneer is the world's most popular research mobile robot.

Adept MobileRobots Pioneer 3-DX (P3DX) differential drive robot for research and education

The Pioneer’s versatility, reliability and durability have made it the reference platform for robotics research. Unlike hobby and kit robots, Pioneer is fully programmable, and will last through years of tough classroom and laboratory use. The base Pioneer 3 DX platform arrives fully assembled with embedded controller, motors with 500-tick encoders, 19cm wheels, tough aluminum body, 8 forward-facing ultrasonic (sonar) sensors, 8 optional rear-facing sonar, 1, 2 or 3 hot-swappable batteries, and our complete software development kit. Add an optional internal computer or your own laptop and the robot is ready to go.

Additional sensors, manipulators and other accessories are available to customize your Pioneer for your specific tasks. The base Pioneer 3 DX platform can reach speeds of 1.6 meters per second and carry a payload of up to 23 kg. Welcome to Aseba - ASEBA & Robots. European Robotics Technology Platform. EUROP, the European Robotics Technology Platform, is an industry-driven framework for the main stakeholders in robotics to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness in robotic R&D, as well as global markets, and to improve quality of life. To this aim EUROP has developed a joint European Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), which would help focus research initiatives and innovative activities towards maximum impact. EURON : index. IIP RoboNed. FP7 : ICT : Cognitive Systems and Robotics.

European Robotics Technology Platform. June 2012. Bobbie Robotics - Home. Robosavvy. Arduino (computerplatform) Arduino Uno IDE van Arduino. Arduino - HomePage. Thecorpora S.L. Bilibot 1.0 successful, working on 2.0. Samsung files patents for robot that mimics human walking and breathing, ratchets up the creepy factor. As much as Samsung is big on robots, it hasn't gone all-out on the idea until a just-published quartet of patent applications. The filings have a robot more directly mimicking a human walk and adjusting the scale to get the appropriate speed without the unnatural, perpetually bent gait of certain peers. To safely get from point A to point B, any path is chopped up into a series of walking motions, and the robot constantly checks against its center of gravity to stay upright as it walks uphill or down.

All very clever, but we'd say Samsung is almost too fond of the uncanny valley: one patent has rotating joints coordinate to simulate the chest heaves of human breathing. We don't know if the company will ever put the patents to use; these could be just feverish dreams of one-upping Honda's ASIMO at its own game. * Monitor: A new twist on an old idea. CATA - City Autonomous Transportation Agent. Prof. 'Computers beschikken binnen vijf jaar over zintuigen' AMSTERDAM - Onze computers en telefoons zullen binnen vijf jaar kunnen voelen, zien, horen, proeven en ruiken.

Intel Adds Nuance Voice Recognition to Perceptual Computing SDK Beta. 28 November '12, 10:20pm. Robotics. Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots,[1] as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition.

Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. The concept of creating machines that can operate autonomously dates back to classical times, but research into the functionality and potential uses of robots did not grow substantially until the 20th century.[2] Throughout history, robotics has been often seen to mimic human behavior, and often manage tasks in a similar fashion. Etymology[edit] History of robotics[edit] * How Google's Self-Driving Car Works. Kinect Enabled Autonomous Mini Robot Car Navigation. An autonomous flying robot that avoids obstacles. An autonomous flying robot avoids a tree on the Cornell Arts Quad (credit: Saxena lab) Able to guide itself through forests, tunnels, or damaged buildings, an autonomous flying robot developed by Ashutosh Saxena, assistant professor of computer science at Cornell University, and his team could have tremendous value in search-and-rescue operations, according to the researchers.

Robot ethics: Morals and the machine. Artificial intelligence. AI research is highly technical and specialized, and is deeply divided into subfields that often fail to communicate with each other.[5] Some of the division is due to social and cultural factors: subfields have grown up around particular institutions and the work of individual researchers. AI research is also divided by several technical issues. Some subfields focus on the solution of specific problems. Others focus on one of several possible approaches or on the use of a particular tool or towards the accomplishment of particular applications. Robotics & Artificial Inteligence. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Blue Brain Project.