Gazebo is a 3D multi-robot simulator with dynamics. It is capable of simulating a population of robots, sensors and objects in a three-dimensional world. It generates both realistic sensor feedback and physically plausible interactions between objects (it includes an accurate simulation of rigid-body physics).
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.
OSRF is proud to fund development of a version of SkyX, a photorealistic, simple and fast sky rendering plugin for the Ogre3D graphics engine, compatible with Gazebo by Paradise Studios. The software will be licensed under LGPL, and made publicly available.