Robot Operating System (ROS)
On the field of service robotics some institutes at Hannover Centre for Mechatronics use the Robot Operating System ROS. This middleware provides many robotics specific services and offers a hardware abstraction for better portability to different platforms. Besides drivers for typical sensors, algorithms for common tasks such as path planning in robotics, image processing and localization are provided. While the core functionality of ROS was created mainly by Willow Garage in Stanford, numerous ROS repositories are existing at various research institutions.
The new ROS communication platform of MZH (established in 2012) promotes cooperation and internal exchange of knowledge in this research topic.
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