Linux.com

Home News Enterprise Computing Cloud Computing Open Source Robots are Now Competing in the Cloud

Open Source Robots are Now Competing in the Cloud

For almost 15 years, some of the more interesting work in the field of robotics has been driven by open source efforts.  Last year, the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) took shape, which is a well funded and organized central entity that can provide oversight to some of the most important open source robotics efforts. The organization recently helped the U.S. Defense Department host its Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC) entirely in the cloud, with participants in the competition competing from remote locations using SoftLayer Technologies' cloud computing platform.

The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) is a non-profit organization charged with supporting the development, distribution and adoption of open source software for use in robotics research, education and product development. It arose from Willow Garage, a robotics project that originated at Stanford University.  (One of Willow Garage's robots is shown in the photo here.)

 

Read more at Ostatic
 

Comments

Subscribe to Comments Feed
Become an Individual Member
Check out the Friday Funnies

Sign Up For the Linux.com Newsletter


Who we are ?

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to the growth of Linux.

More About the foundation...

Frequent Questions

Join / Linux Training / Board