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#292: Robot Operating System (ROS) & Gazebo, with Brian Gerkey

 − at 09:00, 06. Aug. 2019


In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Brian Gerkey, CEO of Open Robotics about ROS and Gazebo.  ROS, which stands for Robot Operating System, is a set of software libraries and tools that help you build robot application; Gazebo is a 3D robotics simulator.  ROS and Gazebo are both open source and are widely used in the robotics community. Gerkey explains ROS and Gazebo and how they are used in robotics, as well as some of the design decisions of the second version of ROS, ROS2.

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