Bosch Underwrites Full-Time Developer for ROS 2 Research
A full-time developer sponsored by Bosch’s Research and Technology Center in North America will begin working with Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) this month to advance the development of Robotics Open Source 2, the two organizations announced today. This announcement not only demonstrates the mutual commitment of Bosch and OSRF to the development of ROS 2 but also to the worldwide community of ROS developers and supporters.
ROS 2 is the next generation of ROS, a set of libraries and tools that simplify the task of creating and programming robotic platforms and applications. An update on ROS 2 will be made by Deanna Hood and William Woodall at ROSCon, the upcoming developer conference October 8-9 in Seoul, Korea.
“The development of ROS has been a collaborative effort from the beginning, and we are thrilled to continue that tradition with the support of Bosch,” said Brian Gerkey, CEO of Open Source Robotics Foundation. “We look forward to welcoming our newest ROS 2 team member.”
“We are honored to be a part of the movement that’s helping developers to create groundbreaking robotics technologies for industries all over the world,” said Axel Wendt, group manager for Robotics at the Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto. “This partnership delivers on our objective to cultivate and to drive innovation from the ground up.”
“The collaboration with OSRF is well aligned with our worldwide efforts in robotics research at Bosch,” said Kai Arras, head of robotics research at Robert Bosch GmbH. “We are glad to contribute back to the open source community in this way and look forward to new, exciting features of ROS 2 that are relevant to the industry.”