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Southwest Research Institute Launches ROS-Industrial Consortium
The consortium will advance open source ROS for the industrial community
By RBR Staff


Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is launching a cooperative research consortium to accelerate the development of ROS-Industrial, an open-source extension of ROS focused on the needs of industrial users.

“Building on the software libraries that ROS provides, ROS-Industrial will enable advanced capabilities and interoperability with a range of off-the-shelf industrial mobile platforms, manipulators, perception systems, and peripherals, without sacrificing the reliability and safety crucial for industrial systems.”Shaun Edwards, a senior research engineer in SwRI’s Automation and Data Systems Division

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