Our mission is to support the development of OSS for use in robotics

Open Source Robotics Foundation, Inc. (OSRF) is an independent non-profit organization in Mountain View, California (http://osrfoundation.org). 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 19, mostly software engineers.

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  • python
  • javascript
  • ros
  • gazebo


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Open Source Robotics Foundation 2018 Projects

  • Raghavender Sahdev
    Adding more motion planning libraries to MoveIt
    MoveIt was designed to be highly plugin-based and originally supported 3 planning libraries. Today that number has shrunk to 1. There are many good...
  • Ridhwan Luthra
    Perception Pipeline Improvements
    MoveIt! allows for seamless integration of motion planning functionality and perception is a very important part of it. It supports using Octomap...
  • Aaditya Saraiya
    ROS Package for Robot Work Cell Discovery
    This proposal aims to create a ROS package which will allow any arbitrary robotic manipulator to intelligently explore and map it’s work cell...
  • mmd.ayman
    Upgrade and Improve MoveIt! Setup Assistant integration with Gazebo
    This project main objective is to upgrade the MoveIt! Setup Assistant to automatically configure an arbitrary URDF robot to work with ROS Control and...