• Robot Software

      ROS (Robot Operating System) provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications. It provides hardware abstraction, device drivers, libraries, visualizers, message-passing, package management, and more. ROS is licensed under an open source, BSD license.

      Visit the ROS website
    • Simulation

      A leader in robotic simulation, Gazebo provides researchers, engineers, and hobbyists a powerful tool in their robot software development toolkit. Through a combination of rigid body physics, sensor models, actuator control, and object modeling Gazebo can recreate a wide variety of robots and environments.

      Visit the Gazebo website
    • Community

      ROS Kong 2014 is an international ROS users group meeting, on June 6th at Hong Kong University, immediately following ICRA. This one-day event, our first official ROS meeting in Asia, will complement ROSCon 2014, which will happen later this year. Register today!

      ROS Kong website

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    The mission of OSRF is "to support the development, distribution, and adoption of open source software for use in robotics research, education, and product development."

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