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Willow Garage
Willow Garage, Inc. develops hardware and open source software for personal robotics applications. It offers the PR2, a robotics research and development platform; TurtleBot, a mobile platform for developing robot applications; and Texai, a remote presence system prototype.

The company also originated the Robot Operating System (ROS), which provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications; Open Source Computer Vision Library that is used in robotic applications and to streamline its use in the ROS software platform; Point Cloud Library, a large scale open project for point cloud processing with the purpose to accelerate 3D algorithmic work in perception for use in robotic applications; Player, a robot interface; Stage, a two-dimensional robot simulator; and Gazebo, a three-dimensional robot simulator.

Previously, Willow Garage developed hardware and technology in-house for the robotics research community. Most recently, the company announced that it will begin commercializing products. It has previously fostered several successful spin-off companies.

Willow Garage, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Menlo Park, California.


Contact Info
68 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
United States
Tel: 650.475.2828
Fax: 650.475.2700
Company Leadership

Steve Cousins, President & CEO
Scott Hassan, Founder

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