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ROS for Industrial Robot

Samuel Bouchard
by Samuel Bouchard. Last updated on May 05, 2016 4:26 PM
Posted on Sep 21, 2011 9:53 AM. 1 min read time

The open source Robot Operating System (ROS) from Willow Garage is finally adopted by a major industrial robot manufacturer. This is a small but significant step to free the world from proprietary robot controllers that inhibit robot adoption by a wider range of companies. See my complete post on the topic in IEEE Automaton.

There are basic ROS nodes available for the Robotiq Adaptive Gripper developped by Willow Garage and Stanford. In their ROS integration with Motoman robots, SwRI will also be controlling the gripper through ROS. Feel free to contact us on how you can use the Adaptive Gripper on ROS.


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The SIA 7-axis redundant industrial manipulator used in the ROS integration by SwRI.

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Samuel Bouchard
Written by Samuel Bouchard
Samuel is CEO and co-founder of Robotiq. His mission is to free human hands from repetitive tasks. He is also the author of Lean Robotics: A Guide to Making Robots Work in Your Factory. He lives in Québec City with his wife and four children.
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