Robot Operative System (ROS)

ROS (Robot Operating System) provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications. It is a Robotics middleware providing operating system-like functionality on a heterogeneous computer. ROS provides standard operating system services such as hardware abstraction, device drivers, libraries, visualizers, implementation of commonly used functionality (message-passing between processes), package management, and more. Despite the importance of reactivity and low latency in robot control, ROS is not a Realtime OS, though it is possible to integrate ROS with realtime code.

ROS ecosystem can be separated into three groups:

ROS is licensed under an open source, BSD license.

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