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Thinking Twice On Rethink Robotics

Thinking Twice On Rethink Robotics

According to expert analyst Dan Kara, Rethink Robotics is very well positioned, in terms of executive leadership, financing and first-to-market advantage to monopolize the market for its unique class of manufacturing robots for the foreseeable future.

Open Source, Open Questions

Open Source, Open Questions

An open source approach might have a comparatively greater impact on the robotics market than the enterprise IT space a decade ago.

Open Source Movement Powers Up Robotics Foundation

Open Source Movement Powers Up Robotics Foundation

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 Promise and Pitfalls of Open Source in Robotics

The Promise and Pitfalls of Open Source in Robotics

Open source technologies provide a low barrier to entry and foster communities of contributors accelerating advancements, but developers need to pay close attention to licensing nuances and weigh commercial trade-offs.

Video Game Developers and Robotics

Robotics executives who want to tap into a growing talent pool of developers should check out this Website for the Multi Open Robots Simulator Engine (MORSE).  It’s an open source project to create a simulation tool for multirobot operations, such as...

Willow Garage Puts Stake in Ground for Universal ROS

Willow Garage’s Robot Operating System (ROS) is designed to reduce redundant developer work on newly built robot platforms, and as a software framework, is loosely compared to Microsoft Windows. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company provides the software under a free,...