ROS, the Robot Operating System, keeps advancing manufacturing through open-source with a growing collection of applications. By setting an open-source framework for industrial robotics and automation, ROS-Industrial became a worldwide initiative with three regional consortia.
Fraunhofer IPA manages the ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe and will host the 7th edition of the ROS-Industrial Conference.
The participants of this year’s conference will get an overview of current trends, developments and technologies as well as the possibility to exchange views with users and researchers on their experience with ROS.
From its inception in 2012, the initiative went from proof of concepts developed by a few organizations envisioning to advance manufacturing through open source, to:
– a worldwide initiative, with three regional consortia financially backed by more than 70 organizations
– a growing collection of software packages, expanding the capabilities and the platform support of ROS
– a number of installations of ROS-powered equipment working in production within industrial environments