Open source software for use in robotics research, education, and industry.

Open Source Robotics Foundation, Inc. (OSRF) is an independent non-profit organization in Mountain View, California ( Our mission is to support the development, distribution, and adoption of open source software for use in robotics research, education, and product development. Our work is supported by contracts, grants, and donations from government and industry. At the time of writing, we have a full-time staff of 18, mostly software engineers.

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Open Source Robotics Foundation 2016 Projects

  • nampi
    Extend communication outside the LAN
    This project will modify the core library to be able to communicate nodes located in different LANs. This will require to pass in an additional...
  • amtj
    Extend communication outside the LAN
    Right now, all the messages sent and received stayed on the same LAN. The goal of the project is to extend this functionality and allow other...
  • MohmmadAyman
    integrating gazebojs with gzweb into gazebow.
    this project aims to integrate two existing simulation tools, gzweb and gazebojs into a new tool called gazebow, the project involves replacing the...
  • AlminCausevic
    Project Proposal for "Graphical interface for inserting plugins during simulation" Causevic
    In order to add a new plugin Gazebo programmers must change the .world file and restart Gazebo each time [15]. Furthermore modifying source code,...
  • Kentaro Wada
    Reactive and Adaptive Path Planning Using Sensor Feedback and Operator Input
    ROS path planners such as MoveIt! and Descartes are good at finding feasible robot paths that avoid obstacles and optimize motion. In some...
  • rkojcev
    ROS Interface for Impedance/Force Control
    This proposal discusses a method to build a ROS interface that enable cartesian impedance control for accomplishing autonomous tasks that require...
  • jontromanab
    Visualizing Joint Solutions in Descartes
    The proposed worktries is to visualize the kinematic joint solutions for the trajectories provided by Descartes. As the trajectories consist of...