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
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
ROSCon 2013 is a chance for ROS developers of all levels, beginner to expert, to spend an extraordinary weekend learning from and networking with the ROS community. Get tips and tricks from experts, network, and share ideas with fellow developers from around the globe.Visit the ROSCon website
The mission of the OSR Foundation is "to support the development, distribution, and adoption of open source software for use in robotics research, education, and product development."