22 Mar - 2017
Open-Source Software for robots is a de-facto standard in academia, and its advantages can benefit industrial applications as well. The worldwide ROS-Industrial initiative has been using ROS, the Robot Operating System, to this end. In order to consolidate Europe’s dominance in advanced manufacturing, the H2020 project ROSIN will push the role of the EU within ROS- Industrial to a leading position. It will achieve this goal through three main actions on ROS: ensuring industrial-grade software quality; promoting new business-relevant applications; supporting educational activities for students and industry professionals. Interested entities are welcome to apply for participation.
ROSIN will create a step change in the availability of high-quality intelligent robot software components for the European industry. It will achieve such objective by building on the existing open- source Robot Operating System (ROS) framework and leveraging its worldwide community. ROS- Industrial already focuses on extending the applicability of ROS to factory automation. The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (Fraunhofer IPA) and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) respectively manage and provide scientific advisory to the European branch of the ROS-Industrial initiative. Both organizations are part of the ROSIN project consortium, which can thus benefit from the existing ROS-I network and collaboration activities with industrial partners.
The ROSIN project is coordinated by TU Delft (the Netherlands), and further partners besides Fraunhofer IPA (Germany) are the IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain) and ABB AB (Sweden).
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