RobWork: A Flexible Toolbox for Robotics Research and Education

Conference: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010 - ISR 2010 (41st International Symposium on Robotics) and ROBOTIK 2010 (6th German Conference on Robotics)
06/07/2010 - 06/09/2010 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ellekilde, Lars-Peter; Jorgensen, Jimmy A. (The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

In this paper we will present our open-source robotics software RobWork. The main objective is not to provide a detailed description of our system and compare it to related projects, but to highlight selected features for which we will share our experiences and the considerations behind. The foundation on which we have made design decisions is not only from our own experiences and the 4 years of developing and applying RobWork in research applications. Equally important has also been the feedback from industrial collaborators, which have used the system and with whom we have discussed requirements, use-cases and prioritized the development. Last but not least we have received feedback from hundreds of students, which have used RobWork in their education.