Core ROS packages (by ros)

ROS Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to ROS

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better ROS alternative or higher similarity.

ROS reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of ROS. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-26.
  • Best practices in creating a Rust API for a C++ library? Seeking advice from those who've done it before.
    7 projects | | 26 May 2023
    In Robotics, the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL) is a popular library for multi-dimensional motion planning, and is used by ROS and other robotics-related software. There are no Rust bindings to OMPL (though there is Rust support for software like ROS), and the library is written almost exclusively in C++. There are Python bindings, but those are generated using Py++. The header files throughout OMPL are C++ header files, not C, as they contain namespaces, classes, etc.
  • [ANN] NASA's Ogma 1.0.9
    2 projects | | 21 May 2023
  • Student looking to contribute to open source
    7 projects | | 4 Apr 2023
    +1 to the other comments recommending Google summer of code. If you’re interested in robotics, you might want to check out the ROS project:
  • Any actually useful uses for Raspberry Pi and alternative sbc?
    11 projects | | 24 Mar 2023
    You're looking for something more unique? Have you looked into robotics? Eg:
  • [ANN] NASA's Ogma -- now with FPrime support
    7 projects | | 23 Mar 2023
  • How to get started with ROS
    2 projects | | 13 Feb 2023
    I am taking a course on Robotics this semester. I don't know anything about it and I am asked to download and demonstrate ROS in the next lecture. I saw some videos and have a basic idea about what it is. A video directed me to this page but what do I do now? I have Windows 11 on my laptop and most sites I saw, talked about ROS on Linux. How should I start now?
  • Who are using fish shell from long time? I've started in 2019 and wrote this blog in 2020
    2 projects | | 28 Dec 2022
    I don't remember exactly but with this PR from May 2013 I was trying to get support for the fish shell into ROS. Didn't succeed because fish wasn't an official Ubuntu package yet but I did get my work in later.
  • Recommendations for open source robotics software?
    4 projects | | 16 Nov 2022
    ROS Robot Operating System ROS is a set of software libraries and tools that help you build robot applications. From drivers to state-of-the-art algorithms, and with powerful developer tools, ROS has what you need for your next robotics project. And it’s all open source YARP Yet Another Robot Platform. YARP supports building a robot control system as a collection of programs communicating in a peer-to-peer way, with an extensible family of connection types (tcp, udp, multicast, local, MPI, mjpg-over-http, XML/RPC, tcpros, …) that can be swapped in and out to match your needs. YARP also support similarly flexible interfacing with hardware devices. OROCOS Open Robot Control Software Orocos is a large project of middleware and tooling for development of robotics software. The main parts of this project are the Real Time Toolchain and the Orocos Component Library. ARC Autonomous Robot Control Software ARC is autonomous robot control software for programming robotics using a simple GUI interface on a Windows Platform. ARC has extensive support for a wide variety skills that work with a range of sensors, actuators and 3rd party robotics. MRL My Robot Lab Myrobotlab is a open source Java service based framework for robotics and creative machine control. Other Robot Frameworks Player, CARMEN, Orca, MOOS, and Microsoft Robotics Studio.
  • When looking to port something to a new Operating System, how do you go about finding the Operating System abstractions a program/library depends on?
    2 projects | | 26 Oct 2022
    Specifically, I'm considering porting ROS 2 which is a meta-OS that runs on Linux to a new OS that is currently unsupported as an educational exercise.
  • Embedded Systems Weekly #123
    3 projects | | 21 Oct 2022
    mROS 2: yet another runtime environment onto embedded devices In this presentation, Hideki Takase presents his project mros2. mros2 is an alternative to microROS to run ROS2 on embedded microcontrollers. For people not familiar with the robotics field, ROS2 is a specialised operating system designed to help to create robots.
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ros/ros is an open source project licensed under BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License which is an OSI approved license.

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