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NASA robot to receive legs via SpaceX launch

Mar 15, 2014, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

We learned about the launch from a blog announcement by the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), which oversees in maintaining the Robot Operating System (ROS). The R2 runs on ROS, along with Ubuntu Linux, according to an OSRF spokesperson. The current model uses another Linux distribution, but will soon be upgraded to Ubuntu and a new ROS stack when the upgrade is made on the ISS, said the spokesperson.

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