rospy VS roslibpy

Compare rospy vs roslibpy and see what are their differences.


ROS communications-related packages, including core client libraries (roscpp, rospy, roslisp) and graph introspection tools (rostopic, rosnode, rosservice, rosparam). (by ros)


Python ROS Bridge library (by gramaziokohler)
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rospy roslibpy
2 -
732 263
1.1% 1.1%
2.1 7.4
10 days ago 4 days ago
Python Python
- MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of rospy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-12.
  • roscore not starting correctly
    2 projects | /r/ROS | 12 May 2023
    I had the same problem. It depends on rosgraph: I wrote a patch for the arch package and now it works. Take a look at the following gist
  • ROS1 Noetic: Can you use a parameter for an if condition in a launch file?
    1 project | /r/ROS | 11 Oct 2022
    Using parameters this way is problematic. See the discussion here:


Posts with mentions or reviews of roslibpy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning roslibpy yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rospy and roslibpy you can also consider the following projects:

PythonRobotics - Python sample codes for robotics algorithms.

Dstar-lite-pathplanner - Implementation of the D* lite algorithm in Python for "Improved Fast Replanning for Robot Navigation in Unknown Terrain"

webots_ros2 - Webots ROS 2 packages

mycobot_ros - A ros package for myCobot.

multimaster_fkie - ROS stack with FKIE packages for multi-robot (discovering, synchronizing and management GUI)

rosbot-docker - Docker images for ROSbot 2 platform

ros2_documentation - ROS 2 docs repository

nmea_navsat_driver - ROS package containing drivers for NMEA devices that can output satellite navigation data (e.g. GPS or GLONASS).