Happy Birthday to the Robot Operating System (ROS), which turned 10 years old last week! ROS, of course, is a collection of software tools and libraries used by robot programmers for developing applications.
The growth of the open-source community has been rather astounding. Here’s an excerpt from the ROS birthday blog:
“On this date in 2007 the first commit was made to the ROS project on SourceForge.
“Since then, ROS has grown from that first public commit to over 200000 commits made by more than 2800 individuals from around the world. These contributions have built up to over 4.5 million significant lines of code which – following standard development effort estimators – would take 169 full time developers 8.5 years.”
ROS will continue to develop and help create new robots and applications, of course. But we thought it’d be fun to celebrate with a look at 10 memorable robots that use ROS.