Brian Gerkey said “greater institutional support from Intrinsic and the resources from this transaction allow our team to focus on what we do best and accelerate development of ROS, Gazebo, and Open-RMF in a sustainable way.”
NCS Robotics adding security robot capabilities to Open-RMF
NCS Robotics is working with Open Robotics to extend the Open-RMF capabilities to support security robot use cases.
Open letter pledges not to weaponize robots
Agility Robotics, ANYbotics, Boston Dynamics, Clearpath Robotics, Open Robotics and Unitree pledged not to support the weaponization of their products and are calling for others in the industry to do the same.
Clearpath simplifies ROS integration with its mobile robots
Clearpath Robotics said it’s now easier to install, use, and diagnose issues with ROS on its mobile robots.
Brian Gerkey on the success of Open Robotics and ROS
This week, we talk to Brian Gerkey the co-founder and CEO of Open Robotics about ROS and open source software.
ROS 2 now available on Clearpath Robotics’ Husky UGV
Clearpath Robotics’ Husky UGV is an all-terrain mobile robot that weighs in at 110 lbs, and has a payload capacity of 165 lbs.
Open Robotics emphasizing interoperability at Robotics Summit
Brian Gerkey, co-founder and CEO of Open Robotics, will discuss how companies are addressing interoperability and what options are available to vendors, end users, and integrators.
Open Robotics celebrates 10th anniversary
All we had was a dream, some open-source code, and some very smart friends, a whole lot of them.
Open Robotics developing Space ROS with Blue Origin, NASA
Space ROS is a version of ROS 2 meant to meet verification and validation requirements aerospace software must meet before being used in a mission.
ROS metrics show growing robotics community
In all but a few metrics the ROS community is growing and for many metrics the numbers almost doubled year over year.
TurtleBot 4 re-designed from ground up with ROS 2
The mobile base of TurtleBot 4 is built on the iRobot Create 3 educational robot, which provides an IMU, optical floor tracking sensor, and wheel encoders for accurate positioning and localization.
Open Robotics releases Ignition Fortress simulation software
Fortress, the sixth major release of the Ignition Gazebo simulation software, is a long-term release that will be supported until September 2026.
How NVIDIA, Open Robotics are improving ROS 2
NVIDIA and Open Robotics are enabling ROS 2 to run on Jetson processors for perception, modeling, and training to ease robotics development.
Unity showcases ROS 2 support with new AMR demo
Unity is supporting ROS 2 due to “significant advancements and support of more hardware drivers, networking modules, communication architecture, and several robot algorithms.”
Open Robotics releases ROS 2 Galactic Geochelone
This seventh version of ROS 2 is an interim release will be supported until November 2022.
Open Robotics, Canonical harden ROS with 10-year support
Canonical and Open Robotics announced a 10-year partnership around extended security maintenance (ESM) and enterprise support for the Robot Operating System (ROS). ROS support will be made available as an option to Ubuntu Advantage support customers. Open Robotics is the organization behind ROS. Users already taking advantage of critical security updates and common vulnerabilities and…
Open Robotics releases Ignition Edifice simulation software
Open Robotics released the latest version of its Gazebo simulator, called Edifice. The release includes the latest rendering features, as well as new sensors and controllers.
Open Robotics and Boston Dynamics join the ARM Institute
Mobile robot innovator Boston Dynamics and ROS developer Open Robotics have joined the ARM Institute. ARM is working to advance U.S. manufacturing through automation and workforce development.
ROS for Windows 10 now official from Microsoft
Microsoft introduced last fall an experimental release of the Robot Operating System (ROS) for Windows 10. This week during its Build conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced its ROS support is no longer an experiment: ROS is now generally available on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. ROS, of course, is an open-source platform that provides robotics developers…
6 takeaways from the ROS-I Conference
Open-source software for robots is becoming increasingly widespread in industry as well as academia. For some companies, the Robot Operation System (ROS) is already a competitive and innovative factor. The ROS-Industrial (ROS-I) Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, showed what developers and users are currently doing and why Amazon and Google are now using ROS for their…
Open Robotics names ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee
Open Robotics, the organization behind the robot operating system (ROS), announced a Technical Steering Committee (TSC) to, you guessed it, set the “technical direction for ROS 2.” That will start with determining the ROS 2 roadmap, developing core tools and libraries and establishing working groups to focus on important topics. Open Robotics says its wants to…