Thursday, December 3, 2009
This is from a talk on ROS at IREX 2009.
It is important for the research and industrial robotics communities to work towards a modular system for connecting software and hardware. This will keep people from wasting time and effort reimplementing things like navigation algorithms over and over again just because the motor controllers have changed.
The ROS Robotics Framework aims to do this by being the "Linux of robotics".