Robot Operating System
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.
Thanks to recent advances in robotics and mechatronics, computing, vision and software, it is now starting to become possible to create robotic versions of so-called care dogs. In the Netherlands, all key technologies for these personal robots are available, but they have not been brought together in an economically viable industry.
The goal of this project is to bootstrap a Dutch industry for personal robots in health care by
- Setting design standards
- Integrating existing robot components and testing the system,
- and developing a research platform based on these tests.
RoboCup is an international initiative that fosters research and education
in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence through a variety of competitions including
RoboCupSoccer, RoboCupRescue, RoboCup@Home, RoboCupJunior and other leagues.
R3-COP (Resilient Reasoning Robotic Co-operating Systems) aims at providing European industry with new leading-edge innovation that will enable the production of advanced robust and safe cognitive, reasoning autonomous and co-operative robotic systems at reduced cost.
The major objective is to achieve cross-sector reusability of building blocks, collected in a knowledge base, by developing and implementing a generic framework and platform with domain-specific instantiation, and use of a multi-purpose computing platform.
Guide to Robotics Technology
An easy reading introductory guide to robotics technology with useful references to information sources.