CoroWare will support Robotics Operating System (ROS), an open-source meta-operating system for mobile robots, on its CoroBot and Explorer product lines. As well, CoroWare will launch a ROS early adopter program for developers, educators and researchers who are building applications on the CoroBot and Explorer platforms.
To meet the demand for open robotics platforms for researchers and educators, CoroWare will be including ROS on its CoroBot and Explorer mobile robot product lines By integrating its hardware platform with ROS, mobile robotics researchers will be able to exploit the rapidly expanding ROS ecosystem of tools, libraries, and system software, allowing them to spend a greater amount of time and effort developing application specific software and algorithms.
CoroWare will also be launching a ROS Early Adopter Program for developers to further drive the creation of innovative mobile robot applications on the CoroBot and Explorer platforms. The ROS Early Adopter Program will include instructor led sessions on implementing ROS applications using CoroWare's HD videoconferencing service, CoroCall .
CoroWare will formally launch its ROS Early Adopter Program and will begin shipping ROS on the CoroBot and Explorer and CoroBot product lines starting the second quarter of 2011.