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Best Robotics Software for Linux

Oct 25, 2011, 01:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jun Auza)

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"Player: Player is a network sensor for robot control. With support for a huge amount of robot hardware, Player gives the user/developer a clean and easy to use interface to control the robot's sensors and actuators over the IP Network. By connecting with the client program over a TCP socket, Player reads data from sensors, writes commands to actuators, and configures devices on the fly. Being modular, Player makes it easy for developers to add new hardware without facing any major issues. Released under GPL license, Player is freely available for download.

"OpenRDK: OpenRDK is an open source framework for robotics applications. It is a modular software framework focused on rapid development of distributed robotic systems. Already being used by the The Intelligent Control Group of Universidad Politécnica of Madrid and the RoCoCo laboratory of the Sapienza University of Rome, OpenRDK is a framework that has successfully been applied in diverse applications with heterogeneous robots. Also, OpenRDK is designed to work with third-party applications like the aforementioned Player/Stage."

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