Aug. 31, 2011 — Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) and the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. have entered into a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on integrating Motoman Robotics' line of industrial robots with the open-source ROS (Robot Operating System) software.
The collaboration will seek to develop, demonstrate and release to the open-source community an interface between Motoman® robots and ROS.
Motoman Robotics' line of industrial robots covers a variety of industrial automation applications in nearly every industry. ROS provides an open framework for developing advanced robotic solutions. It has a growing community of developers focusing on open-source software stacks for all aspects of robotic systems.
SwRI, as an independent, non-profit applied research and development organization, provides expertise in bringing fundamental research and technology to bear in industrial applications.
For more information about SwRI's work with robotics, see http://robotics.swri.org.
For more information, contact SwRI Solutions.