Envision a world where industrial robots use a common software language, where reduced integration costs fuel growth in advanced manufacturing, where industrial automation enjoys the same exponential rate of progress as computers and mobile devices. ROS-Industrial will make this vision a reality.
The ROS-Industrial™ program, initiated by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), enables new applications and reduces project costs for industrial robotics and automation. ROS-Industrial, a free, open-source, BSD-licensed software library, extends the advanced capabilities of the Robot Operating System (ROS) software to new industrial applications. In addition to the content generated by the user community, ROS-Industrial is supported by the ROS-Industrial Consortium (RIC), which is a precompetitive commercial collaborative research organization, providing value to its members through training, technical support, and cost-shared Focused Technical Projects (FTPs).