ROS turns three


Since its first debut three years ago, ROS has been gaining some popularity with the robotics folks.  It’s behind the scenes of those impressive quadcopters you may remember from a while back.  ROS helps abstract the lower level functions of a robot by supplying lots of code for commonly used components (wiimote for example). Being an “operating system”  it comes with lots of nice features you would expect, like a package manager.  It’s open source and many of their projects are well documented making it easy get started.

Check out the video after the break to see it in action


  1. Hirudinea says:

    Those turtles are so CUTE!

  2. Eirinn says:

    *Sigh* why didn’t i study robotics instead of web design.

  3. Adrian says:

    @Elrinn – It’s not too late. Make up for lost time. And hell, that’s what hobbyist robotics are for. People like us.

  4. iHME says:

    Awesome robotics.
    Also, ‘sup Hirudinea.

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