Thursday, June 2, 2011

Do you know ROS?

ROS (Robot Operating System) provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications. It provides hardware abstraction, device drivers, libraries, visualizers, message-passing, package management, and more.

ubuntuDebian packages for ROS Diamondback are now available for Ubuntu Natty Narwhal. We have updated the Diamondback installation instructions so that you can now apt-get install ROS on your new Natty machines. Thanks to all in the community who have helped up upgrade ROS to the latest versions of GCC, Python, and other changes that came with Natty. A special thanks goes to Vincent Rabaud, who did a tremendous effort to get most of the 140+ ROS Diamondback stacks compatible with the latest Ubuntu release.
René Ladan has also updated the FreeBSD packages for ROS to the Diamondback versions, so you can now install the ros, ros_comm, documentation, and rx stacks.
The majority of stacks in ROS Unstable are now also compatible with the Natty release.