January 18, 2012      

Robot hardware is set to get the open source treatment, with the launch of Robotic Open Platform (ROP), a detailed set of specifications designed to accelerate robot development and reduce costs by providing researchers with a library of hardware designs, electrical schematics, and CAD drawings that they can contribute to and modify.

Launched by a team at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands, ROP was created to help robot engineers overcome some of the problems commonly ...

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