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 37, mostly software engineers.

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Open Source Robotics Foundation 2020 Projects

  • Mohamed Ahmed Hassan
    Demos for ignition knowledge base
    this is my initial proposal introducing myself, ideas and timeline of the project. looking forward to hearing your reply
  • Youssef Khaky
    Gazebo submarines
    Simulate underwater robotics with end effectors to manipulate the environment
  • Martiño Crespo Álvarez
    Ignition Gazebo Optical Tactile Sensor Plugin
    Tactile sensors allow you to sense physical interactions with the environment. This GSoC project aimed to implement the first step in the simulation...
  • Amr Elsersy
    Ignition Plotting Tool
    This project is about providing the simulation plotting system in ignition to plot ignition-transport messages and ignition gazebo's components...
  • Jiarong Qian
    Proposal for joining Robotics Middleware Framework running scenarios Project
    I am proposing to be part of the Robotics Middleware Framework running scenarios project. I am interested in multi-robot management because it is...
  • Sarathkrishnan Ramesh
    RVIZ based on Ignition Rendering Library
    RViz has undeniably been a key component of every ROS developer during the development of their robot’s software stack. With the recent development...
  • Mihir Kulkarni
    Sensor data visualization
    The rendering component of Gazebo has been moved to its own library, Ignition Rendering, and is now part of the Ignition Robotics project. The works...