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The Not-So-Secret Code That Powers Robots Around the Globe

The original idea for ROS is about 10 years old and has roots at Stanford University and Willow Garage, a venerable robotics incubator in Silicon Valley. But since 2013, a group called the Open Source Robotics Foundation has acted as the steward of ROS—overseeing its community and working on improvements to the software. For years, OSRF was a nonprofit. But because it has started to take on more commercial work, it’s changing its name to Open Robotics and splitting into nonprofit and for-profit arms, similar to Firefox browser-maker Mozilla.

Lots of great background on ROS and Open Robotics in this recent video from the ongoing Bloomberg Ventures series!