Robot Operating System

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Open source surgical robot

Jason Shafrin | Healthcare Economist | March 13, 2012

Raven is the first surgical robot to use open-source software. Its Linux-based operating system lets anyone modify and improve the original code, creating a way for researchers to experiment and collaborate. See Healthcare Economist

Rethink Robotics Enhances its Open Source Platform, the Baxter Research Robot

Editor | AZoRobotics | October 24, 2013

Rethink Robotics today announced at RoboBusiness that it is enhancing its open source research platform, the Baxter Research Robot Read More »

Surgical Robots to Provide Open-Source Platform for Medical Robotics Research

Hannah Hickey | | January 12, 2012

In a basement on the University of Washington campus perch seven identical robots. Named Raven, each has two winglike arms that end in tiny claws designed to perform surgery on a simulated patient. Read More »

The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) Is Booting Up

Sam Dean | Ostatic | May 29, 2012

Open source robotics platforms have flourished, but they've also been fragmented, with software and hardware designs produced all around the world that have little to do with each other. That's why it's so promising that the folks behind Willow Garage--a robotics project that originated at Stanford University--have announced the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF). Read More »