5 of the Best Free Linux Robotics Software
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"Building a robot can require considerable expertise
and creativity given that it involves skills from many disciplines
such as hardware design, control systems design, mechanical design,
as well as embedded firmware and sensor selection. Moreover,
building robots can be expensive as there are many different parts
to purchase including electronics, sensors, and microcontroller
parts. One important way to keep the development costs to a minimum
is by using simulation environments. These provide an inexpensive
way to test and measure the robotics algorithms, and at the same
time encourage experimentation.
"Linux has a good range of open source toolkits for building
robotic control systems. To provide an insight into the open source
software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 of our
favorite robotics software. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest here for anyone who wants to conduct research in robot
"So, let's explore the 5 robotics software at hand. For each
application we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews."