Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF)

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'Open Source' Robot Operating System (ROS) Spurs Increased Innovation

Lauren Orsini | RW10 Science | May 9, 2013

Ever since the advent of ROS (Robot Operating System), an open-source platform on which engineers could build robotic programs and apps, robotic innovation has picked up speed. Read More »

Can Open Source Hardware Movement Be Used To Realize Low Cost Educational Robots?

SK Gupta | Pursuit of Unorthodox Ideas | April 5, 2013

Robots are expensive! A simple robot arm costs more than ten thousand dollars. On the other hand, a state-of-the-art dish washer costs less than a thousand dollars. These two are not significantly different in terms of size or complexity, so what is the reason for such a large difference in their prices? Read More »

Human Augmentation, Exoskeleton Technology & 'Open' Health

Human augmentation is generally used to refer to technologies that enhance human productivity or capability. It spans a wide gamut of technologies, ranging from implants, prosthetic limbs, enhanced sensory devices, powered exoskeletons, and more. Military organizations are now experimenting with a wide range of 1st generation human augmentation technologies, including exoskeletons that allow personnel to carry increased loads and perform at a higher level. These devices also have the potential to be adapted for use in healthcare and many other industries. Read More »