Southwest Research Institute
(SwRI) and the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America Inc. have entered
into a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on integrating Motoman
Robotics’ line of industrial robots with the open-source ROS (Robot Operating
The collaboration will seek
to develop, demonstrate, and release to the open-source community an interface
between Motoman robots and ROS.
Motoman Robotics’ line of
industrial robots covers a variety of industrial automation applications in
many industries. ROS provides an open framework for developing advanced robotic
solutions. It has a growing community of developers focusing on open-source
software stacks for all aspects of robotic systems.