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Open Source Movement Powers Up Robotics Foundation
Open Source Robotics Foundation
Well-timed, well-supported and gearing up for an immediate project with the DARPA Robotics Challenge
By RBR Staff


The Open Source Robotics Foundation, Inc. (OSRF) is an independent non-profit organization.  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.

“The reality is,” reports Steve Cousins, CEO of Willow Garage, “that the popularity of open source robotics in general, and ROS specifically, has grown beyond our wildest expectations. Willow Garage will enthusiastically support the goals of the OSRF (Open Source Robotics Foundation).” It’s adding money to its enthusiasm: Willow Garage as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are the Foundation’s initial funders.

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