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== Mission ==
 
== Mission ==
Bring packages of open and free software related to robotics and educational software for robotics into Fedora and make Fedora fit to power (mobile) robots.
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The Fedora Robotics SIG's main objective is to make Fedora the premier distribution for robotics development.  The SIG focuses on packaging free and open source software spanning a large variety of uses.  These packages vary from libraries that enable sensor communication, frameworks that provide a basis for robot programming, and educational tools for the budding roboticist.  Our hope is to make Fedora fit to power (mobile) robots.
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For a brief overview of some of the technologies we're working on in Fedora, please visit the [[Robotics]] page.
  
 
== Members ==
 
== Members ==
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== Communication ==
 
== Communication ==
* Mailing list: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-robotics-list Fedora Robotics List]  
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* '''Mailing list:''' [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/robotics Fedora Robotics List]
* #fedora-robotics on the freenode IRC network
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* '''Old Mailing list:''' [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-robotics-list Fedora Robotics List Archive]  
* Meeting minutes: [[SIGs/Robotics/Meetings| All]] - [[SIGs/Robotics/Meeting-20091015| Last (2009-10-15)]]
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* '''IRC:''' #fedora-robotics freenode
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* '''Meeting minutes:''' [[SIGs/Robotics/Meetings| All]] - [[SIGs/Robotics/Meeting-20101110| Last (2010-11-11)]]
  
<!--'''Next meeting: Tentatively Thu Feb 11th 2009, 16:00 UTC on IRC''' (<code>date -d '2010-02-11 16:00:00 UTC'</code> for local time)-->
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=== Next Meeting ===
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<!--'''Next meeting: Monday, Feb 07 2011 17:00 UTC on IRC''' (<code>date -d '2011-02-07 17:00:00 UTC'</code> for local time)-->
 
'''Next meeting: Not scheduled yet, watch the mailing list'''
 
'''Next meeting: Not scheduled yet, watch the mailing list'''
  
=== Tentative Agenda for Next Meeting ===
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Check the [[SIGs/Robotics/Meetings | Meetings]] page for the next meeting's agenda.
* Package Reviews/Outstanding Tasks/Interesting Software
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** What else do we need for LiveCD
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** Re-evaluate Tasks list, focus on what we have manpower for
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** Re-evaluate Interesting Software list, see if there's still interest/projects are still alive
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* Tutorials/Documentation
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** Outlined on [[SIGs/Robotics/Robotics LiveCD Demos| Demos]] page
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** Are our ideas realistic?  Upstream-able?
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* LiveCD spin
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** Kickstart file
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** Size target (CD? DVD?)
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** Get in touch with Spins SIG?
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** F15 feature (can we pull it off in the next few months?)
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* Regular meeting schedule
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** Does it make sense?  When is everyone available?
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* Blogging/Planet Fedora
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** Start fedora-robotics blog?
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** Blog more often individually about robotics stuff?
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* Anything else: feel free to edit
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== Tasks ==
 
== Tasks ==
* Package Player/Stage/Gazebo (makghosh, timn)
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* Package Player/Stage/Gazebo (rmattes, makghosh, timn)
** Player and Stage done, Gazebo in progress
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** Player and Stage done, Gazebo in progress (rmattes)
 
* Package CARMEN (timn)
 
* Package CARMEN (timn)
** Requires modification of buildsystem, and possibly fixing use of deprecated ImageMagick functionality
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** Requires modification of buildsystem, and possibly fixing use of deprecated ImageMagick functionality (rmattes)
* Package NBC/NXT (jspaleta)
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* Find more interesting packages and interested packagers
 
* Find more interesting packages and interested packagers
 
* Create Fedora robotics spin with Player/Stage/Gazebo simulated demo
 
* Create Fedora robotics spin with Player/Stage/Gazebo simulated demo
 
* Create [[SIGs/Robotics/Robotics LiveCD Demos| Demos]] for the Robotics Spin
 
* Create [[SIGs/Robotics/Robotics LiveCD Demos| Demos]] for the Robotics Spin
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* Begin Packaging [[SIGs/Robotics/ROS_Packaging | ROS]]
  
 
== Packages ==
 
== Packages ==
=== Interesting software proposed for packaging ===
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=== Package Wishlist ===
* [http://playerstage.sourceforge.net/ Gazebo] (makghosh, timn, rmattes)
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This is a list of packages the SIG would like to see in FedoraIt serves as a to-do list for the group, and as a forum for interested parties to add suggestions for what they'd like to see in Fedora.
* [http://www.fawkesrobotics.org Fawkes] (timn)
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* [http://carmen.sourceforge.net/ Carmen]  (timn, makghosh), Carnegie Mellon Robot Navigation Toolkit
* [http://carmen.sourceforge.net/ Carmen]  (timn, makghosh)
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* [http://pyrorobotics.org/ Pyrobot]  (makghosh), Python-based robotics simulation environment
* [http://pyrorobotics.org/ Pyrobot]  (makghosh)
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* [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ipc CMU IPC Library] (rmattes), CMU's Inter-Process Communication Library (used in Carmen)
* [http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/nbc/ NBC/NXC]  (jspaleta)
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* [http://home.comcast.net/~dplau/nxt_python/ Python NXT]  (jspaleta)
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* [http://sserver.sourceforge.net/wiki/ RoboCup soccer server]  (hedayat), 2D and 3D soccer simulation servers used in [http://www.robocup.org RoboCup]
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* [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ipc CMU IPC Library] (rmattes), CMU's Inter-Process Communication Library
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* [http://orca-robotics.sourceforge.net Orca] (rmattes), A component-based robotic framework
 
* [http://orca-robotics.sourceforge.net Orca] (rmattes), A component-based robotic framework
 
* [http://www.openjaus.com OpenJaus] (rmattes), An open BSD licensed implementation of the JAUS protocols
 
* [http://www.openjaus.com OpenJaus] (rmattes), An open BSD licensed implementation of the JAUS protocols
* [http://assimp.sourceforge.net/ assimp] (rmattes), Open Asset Importer (required for Gazebo)
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* [http://paparazzi.enac.fr/ Paparazzi] (timn) Open-source autopilot system for model aircraft
 
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* [http://www.ros.org/ ROS] Robot Operating System [[SIGs/Robotics/ROS_Packaging | (Status)]]
=== Packages waiting for someone to take over ===
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These packages have been postponed for now due to insufficient man power.
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* [http://marie.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page MARIE] (makghosh), no upstream release for a long time, wiki page vandalized, had commits this year though (timn)
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* [http://simbad.sourceforge.net/index.php Simbad]  (makghosh)
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* [http://paparazzi.enac.fr/ Paparazzi, Open UAVs] (timn)
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=== Pending review requests ===
 
=== Pending review requests ===
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=635511 assimp] - Library to import various 3D model formats into applications (required for Gazebo)
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These packages are still under review, feel free to help test and review them for inclusion in Fedora!
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=648254 fawkes] - Robot Software Framework
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{|
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! Name !! Bugzilla ticket !! Package description !! Status
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| openrave || [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=674008 674008] || Open Robotics Automation Virtual Environment || Unassigned
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| gazebo || [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=825409 825409] || 3D multiple robot simulator with dynamics || Unassigned
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| sicktoolbox ||  [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=829097 829097] || The SICK LIDAR toolbox || Unassigned
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| libccd||  [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=817193 817193] || Library for collision detection between convex shapes || Unassigned
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| python-rosinstall || [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=829126 829126] || ROS installation utilities || Assigned to [[User:Ankursinha| FranciscoD]]
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| python-rosdep || [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=858105 858105] || ROS System Dependency Installer || Assigned to [[User:Ankursinha| FranciscoD]]
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| python-rospkg || [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=858106 858106] || Utilities for ROS package, stack, and distribution information || Assigned to [[User:Ankursinha| FranciscoD]]
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|}
  
 
=== Accepted packages ===
 
=== Accepted packages ===
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These are packages that have been prepared and submitted by SIG members.  They are all now included in Fedora's repositories.
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448025 player] - Cross-platform robot device interface and server
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448025 player] - Cross-platform robot device interface and server
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=450409 rcssserver3d] - RoboCup Soccer Simulation Server 3D
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=450409 rcssserver3d] - RoboCup Soccer Simulation Server 3D
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530251 gearbox] - A collection of usable peer-reviewed robotics-related libraries
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530251 gearbox] - A collection of usable peer-reviewed robotics-related libraries
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=635515 libphidget] - Drivers and API for Phidget device
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=635515 libphidget] - Drivers and API for Phidget device
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=648254 fawkes] - Robot Software Framework
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=674006 openni] - Library for human-machine Natural Interaction
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=674007 openni-primesense] - PrimeSensor/Kinect Modules for OpenNI
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=672395 eigen3] - A lightweight C++ template library for vector and matrix math
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=677496 nbc] - Simple language and compiler to program the LEGO NXT brick
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690038 ompl] - The Open Motion Planning Library
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690025 cminpack] - Solver for nonlinear equations and nonlinear least squares problems
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=672440 flann] - Fast Library for Approximate Nearest Neighbors
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=694479 pcl] - Library for point cloud processing
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=635511 assimp] - Library to import various 3D model formats into applications
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=829119 python-vcstools] - Version Control System tools for Python
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=825409 flexiport] - Flexible communications library
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690026 libfreenect] - Open device driver for the Kinect
  
=== Packages decided not to package for now ===
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=== Software we will not package ===
 
If you want to get involved you could start investigating the code and maybe revive the upstream project! The postponed packages could be packaged later but the have a lower priority as decided by the SIG.
 
If you want to get involved you could start investigating the code and maybe revive the upstream project! The postponed packages could be packaged later but the have a lower priority as decided by the SIG.
 
(Probably) Won't package:
 
(Probably) Won't package:
* [http://robotflow.sourceforge.net/ RobotFlow] (makghosh), upstream looks dead for several years, probably not a good idea (timn), +1, so it goes down the list and maybe moved out if there is no further upstream (makghosh)
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* [http://robotflow.sourceforge.net/ RobotFlow] (makghosh), Mobile robotics toolkit based on FlowDesign
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** (timn): upstream looks dead for several years, probably not a good idea  
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** (makghosh): +1, so it goes down the list and maybe moved out if there is no further upstream
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** (rmattes): Last commit January 2006, Dead Project?
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* [http://marie.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page MARIE] (makghosh), Component-based robotics framework
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** (timn): no upstream release for a long time, wiki page vandalized, had commits this year though 
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** (rmattes): Last commit Jan 2008, Dead Project?
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* [http://simbad.sourceforge.net/index.php Simbad]  (makghosh) Java-based 3-D robotics simulator
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** (rmattes): Last commit July 2007, Dead Project?
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* [http://http://julius.sourceforge.jp/en_index.php Julius] Speech recognition engine
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** (rmattes): Non-free: license prohibits commercial use
  
 
== ChangeLog ==
 
== ChangeLog ==
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* 2012/01/11  [[User:Rmattes|rmattes]]: Took nbc/nxt off of the tasks list, updated pending and completed reviews
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* 2011/07/27  [[User:Rmattes|rmattes]]: Updated mailing list address and meeting time, moved reviewed packages to done list.
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* 2011/03/23  [[User:Rmattes|rmattes]]: Updated package review lists
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* 2010/11/16  [[User:Hedayat|Hedayat]]: Added SickToolbox in wishlist
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* 2010/11/08  [[User:Rmattes|rmattes]]: Removed already-packaged software, moved meeting agenda to Meetings page, updated mission statement.
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* 2010/11/05  [[User:Hedayat|Hedayat]]: Added ROS to the list of interesting software pending for someone to take over
 
* 2010/11/01  [[User:Rmattes|rmattes]]: Libphidget accepted, Fawkes under review, added preliminary agenda for next meeting
 
* 2010/11/01  [[User:Rmattes|rmattes]]: Libphidget accepted, Fawkes under review, added preliminary agenda for next meeting
 
* 2010/09/20  [[User:Rmattes|rmattes]]: Added new packages under review, removed packaged software from Interesting Software list
 
* 2010/09/20  [[User:Rmattes|rmattes]]: Added new packages under review, removed packaged software from Interesting Software list
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[[Category:SIGs]]
 
[[Category:SIGs]]
 
[[Category:Fedora special-interest groups]]
 
[[Category:Fedora special-interest groups]]
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[[Category:Robotics]]

Latest revision as of 04:29, 21 September 2012

Contents

[edit] Fedora Robotics Special Interest Group

[edit] Mission

The Fedora Robotics SIG's main objective is to make Fedora the premier distribution for robotics development. The SIG focuses on packaging free and open source software spanning a large variety of uses. These packages vary from libraries that enable sensor communication, frameworks that provide a basis for robot programming, and educational tools for the budding roboticist. Our hope is to make Fedora fit to power (mobile) robots.

For a brief overview of some of the technologies we're working on in Fedora, please visit the Robotics page.

[edit] Members

[edit] Communication

[edit] Next Meeting

Next meeting: Not scheduled yet, watch the mailing list

Check the Meetings page for the next meeting's agenda.

[edit] Tasks

  • Package Player/Stage/Gazebo (rmattes, makghosh, timn)
    • Player and Stage done, Gazebo in progress (rmattes)
  • Package CARMEN (timn)
    • Requires modification of buildsystem, and possibly fixing use of deprecated ImageMagick functionality (rmattes)
  • Find more interesting packages and interested packagers
  • Create Fedora robotics spin with Player/Stage/Gazebo simulated demo
  • Create Demos for the Robotics Spin
  • Begin Packaging ROS

[edit] Packages

[edit] Package Wishlist

This is a list of packages the SIG would like to see in Fedora. It serves as a to-do list for the group, and as a forum for interested parties to add suggestions for what they'd like to see in Fedora.

  • Carmen (timn, makghosh), Carnegie Mellon Robot Navigation Toolkit
  • Pyrobot (makghosh), Python-based robotics simulation environment
  • CMU IPC Library (rmattes), CMU's Inter-Process Communication Library (used in Carmen)
  • Orca (rmattes), A component-based robotic framework
  • OpenJaus (rmattes), An open BSD licensed implementation of the JAUS protocols
  • Paparazzi (timn) Open-source autopilot system for model aircraft
  • ROS Robot Operating System (Status)

[edit] Pending review requests

These packages are still under review, feel free to help test and review them for inclusion in Fedora!

Name Bugzilla ticket Package description Status
openrave 674008 Open Robotics Automation Virtual Environment Unassigned
gazebo 825409 3D multiple robot simulator with dynamics Unassigned
sicktoolbox 829097 The SICK LIDAR toolbox Unassigned
libccd 817193 Library for collision detection between convex shapes Unassigned
python-rosinstall 829126 ROS installation utilities Assigned to FranciscoD
python-rosdep 858105 ROS System Dependency Installer Assigned to FranciscoD
python-rospkg 858106 Utilities for ROS package, stack, and distribution information Assigned to FranciscoD

[edit] Accepted packages

These are packages that have been prepared and submitted by SIG members. They are all now included in Fedora's repositories.

  • player - Cross-platform robot device interface and server
  • rcssserver3d - RoboCup Soccer Simulation Server 3D
  • rcssbase - Robocup 2D Soccer Simulation Base Library
  • rcssmonitor - RoboCup 2D Soccer Simulator Monitor
  • rcssserver - Robocup 2D Soccer Simulation Server
  • rcsslogplayer - RoboCup Soccer Simulator LogPlayer
  • MRPT - The Mobile Robot Programming Toolkit.
  • libkni3 - C++ library für the Katana robot arm
  • urg - Library to access Hokuyo URG laser range finders
  • stage - A 2.5D multi-robot simulator
  • gearbox - A collection of usable peer-reviewed robotics-related libraries
  • libphidget - Drivers and API for Phidget device
  • fawkes - Robot Software Framework
  • openni - Library for human-machine Natural Interaction
  • openni-primesense - PrimeSensor/Kinect Modules for OpenNI
  • eigen3 - A lightweight C++ template library for vector and matrix math
  • nbc - Simple language and compiler to program the LEGO NXT brick
  • ompl - The Open Motion Planning Library
  • cminpack - Solver for nonlinear equations and nonlinear least squares problems
  • flann - Fast Library for Approximate Nearest Neighbors
  • pcl - Library for point cloud processing
  • assimp - Library to import various 3D model formats into applications
  • python-vcstools - Version Control System tools for Python
  • flexiport - Flexible communications library
  • libfreenect - Open device driver for the Kinect

[edit] Software we will not package

If you want to get involved you could start investigating the code and maybe revive the upstream project! The postponed packages could be packaged later but the have a lower priority as decided by the SIG. (Probably) Won't package:

  • RobotFlow (makghosh), Mobile robotics toolkit based on FlowDesign
    • (timn): upstream looks dead for several years, probably not a good idea
    • (makghosh): +1, so it goes down the list and maybe moved out if there is no further upstream
    • (rmattes): Last commit January 2006, Dead Project?
  • MARIE (makghosh), Component-based robotics framework
    • (timn): no upstream release for a long time, wiki page vandalized, had commits this year though
    • (rmattes): Last commit Jan 2008, Dead Project?
  • Simbad (makghosh) Java-based 3-D robotics simulator
    • (rmattes): Last commit July 2007, Dead Project?
  • Julius Speech recognition engine
    • (rmattes): Non-free: license prohibits commercial use

[edit] ChangeLog

  • 2012/01/11 rmattes: Took nbc/nxt off of the tasks list, updated pending and completed reviews
  • 2011/07/27 rmattes: Updated mailing list address and meeting time, moved reviewed packages to done list.
  • 2011/03/23 rmattes: Updated package review lists
  • 2010/11/16 Hedayat: Added SickToolbox in wishlist
  • 2010/11/08 rmattes: Removed already-packaged software, moved meeting agenda to Meetings page, updated mission statement.
  • 2010/11/05 Hedayat: Added ROS to the list of interesting software pending for someone to take over
  • 2010/11/01 rmattes: Libphidget accepted, Fawkes under review, added preliminary agenda for next meeting
  • 2010/09/20 rmattes: Added new packages under review, removed packaged software from Interesting Software list
  • 2010/03/12, rmattes: Updated status of Stage and Gearbox packages
  • 2010/02/11, rmattes: Added Demos page to Tasks list
  • 2010/02/04, rmattes: Updated review pending and accepted packages lists, added next meeting time
  • 2009/11/10, rmattes: Added some more projects to the proposed package list, removed Myro
  • 2009/10/17, timn: Added meeting minutes for 2009-10-15
  • 2009/10/12, timn: Scheduled next meeting, added link to Fawkes.
  • 2009/10/07, rmattes: Added IPC and Myro to list of interesting packages.
  • 2009/07/11, jlblanco: Added mrpt to list of robotics packages already accepted in Fedora.
  • 2008/10/04, Hedayat: Updating packages' status (rcssserver and rcsslogplayer)
  • 2008/09/12, Hedayat: Updating packages' status (as I know!)
  • 2008/06/18, timn: Third meeting, more packages up for review
  • 2008/05/22, timn: Second meeting. Decided that we focus on Player/Stage/Gazebo to get a demo up and running to attract more people, see for details
  • 2008/05/16, Hedayat: Added myself to the page and picked up Robocup Soccer Server packaging, added mailing list link
  • 2008/05/07, timn: First IRC meeting, player/stage/gazebo will be the first package project, see for log
  • 2008/05/03, timn: After discussion with JefSpaleta found the Fedora Robotics SIG.