Other Robot control Frameworks

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There are several other software frameworks for developing robot control software:

MARIE is a robotic development and integration environment focused on software reusability and exploitation of already available APIs and middlewares frequently used in robotics.

The Carnegie Mellon Robot Navigation Toolkit is an open-source collection of software for mobile robot control.It's modular software designed to provide basic navigation primatives including: base and sensor control, obstacle avoidance, localization, path planning, people-tracking, and mapping.

The Player/Stage Project creates Free Software that enables research in robot and sensor systems. The Player robot server is probably the most widely used robot control interface in the world. Its simulation backends, Stage and Gazebo, are also very widely used.

The Orocos project started as a Free Software project for robotics, but it has outgrown its robotics-dependent roots. Hence, “Orocos” now consists of two decoupled but integrated sub-projects:

  1. Open Realtime Control Services: a hard realtime Software Framework for all possible machine control applications.
  2. Open Robot Control Software: a set of class libraries and an application framework offering generic functionality for machine tools and robots.

Orca is an open-source framework for developing component-based robotic systems. It provides the means for defining and developing the building-blocks which can be pieced together to form arbitrarily complex robotic systems, from single vehicles to distributed sensor networks.

OROCOS::SmartSoft is a component approach for robotics software based on communication patterns as core of a robotics component model.

Adaptive Middleware for a Mobile Internet Robot Laboratory