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  • ActivMedia Robotics Interface for Applications
    ARIA is an OO C++ library for controlling ActivMedia mobile robots. Provides dynamic control of velocity, heading, and other navigation settings as well as I/O bus, gripper, pan-tilt, and bumpers. ARIA is Free Software licensed under the GNU GPL.
  • Autopilot
    A complete Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) control system with 3 axis IMU/INS+GPS. Autopilot is Free Software and, along with the associated hardware designs, is licensed under the GNU GPL.
  • 4 Axis Stepper Control for CNC
    Windows and DOS-based software is provided to control homebrew, stepper-based, 4-axis CNC hardware that cuts parts for sailplane models.
  • BotController
    Control software for Khepera, Koala or Hemisson robots. Connects to robot via PC serial port. Provides a graphical representation and a powerful and easy to use BASIC editor. Commercial, proprietary software for MS Windows.
  • Carnegie Mellon Robot Navigation Toolkit
    CARMEN is modular, Open Source C software designed to provide basic navigation primatives including: base and sensor control, obstacle avoidance, localization, path planning, people-tracking, and mapping. Licensed under the GNU GPL.
  • CMU Mobile Autonomous Robot Software
    CMU MultiRobot Lab MARS packages are complete, effective and scalable software for autonomous robot teams. Support for integrated perception, reasoning, learning, communication and cooperative strategies that solve complex multiagent tasks. Free Software released under the GNU GPL.
  • Dave's Multi-tasking Sumo Robot Program
    Multi-tasking control program for a Sumo robot equipped with multiple sensors. C source code for the 68HC11 Handiboard.
  • Dave's Robotic Operating System
    An Open Source project at the Australian National University. DROS is a modular framework for controlling a wide range of mobile robots. Coded in C++ and Perl. Licensed under the GNU GPL.
  • DRobot
    Reversed-engineered, Open Source control software for robots made by the now defunct Nomadic Technologies, Inc.. Written in C and released under the GNU GPL.
  • EGgO Educational Robotics Platform
    A software platform and associated hardware with a focus on educational use. Software can handle 100+ I/O ports, up to 12-16 servos and many DC motors. EGgO is written in Python, runs on Linux and is Free Software licensed under the GNU GPL.
  • EusLisp Robot Programming Language
    Object-oriented Lisp-based programming system designed specifically for the development of robotics software.
  • FIPA-OS
    A component-based Java toolkit enabling rapid development of FIPA compliant physical agents. Source code is available under an Open Source-like license.
  • GVG SLAM
    Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) software that generates a map called a generalized Voronoi graph (GVG). Written in C.
  • jabot
    Event-driven controller for small remote robots. This approach uses a MIDI-style object mechanism for controlling over the internet. JINI and Java based.
  • JRobot
    Java Interface for Mitsubishi RVM1 Robot. Control and camera interfaces are provided. Open Source software released under the BSD license.
  • KControl
    A Linux-based control and monitor program for the Khepera robot. C++ source is included. License prohibits most non-educational use.
  • Modular Controller Architecture 2
    A modular, network transparent, realtime capable, C/C++ framework for controlling robots. The main plattform is Linux/RTLinux but Win32 and Solaris also supported. MCA-2 is Free Software licensed under the GNU GPL.
  • MotoRobots Software Libraries
    A collection of Open Source embedded software libraries for mobile robotics applications, targeting Motorola 68K/ColdFire and PowerPC micros. The code is written in C, C++, and assembler and licensed under the GNU LGPL.
  • Neural Net Robot Brain
    A simple robot brain based on a Hopfield neural network implemented in Visual Basic. Two bump sensors provide input for controlling two motors.
  • Nomadic.Sourceforge.Net
    Official production releases and source code from the now defunct Nomadic Technologies, Inc. Source code to all drivers, libraries and applications is now under the GNU GPL license.
  • NROSoft Robotics Software
    BASIC Stamp code used by the GearGrinders (Team 112) in the FIRST robotic competition. Source code for the 2001 and 2002 events is available.
  • The Orocos Project
    The Open Robot Control Software Project aims to develop an architecture-independent component based framework for all aspects of robot control. Orocos is Free Software licensed under the GNU LGPL.
  • Peeves Control Program
    PID-based odometry and dead-reckoning for a mobile robot with differential steering, implemented for a Lego RCX module. Detailed article describes theory of operation. Open Source software written in the NQC language and released under an MIT license.
  • PUMA Communicator
    Software to replace the old 5 1/4" floppy drive supplied with PUMA 500 robotis from Unimation. Allow user to write VAL programs off-line and upload it later from PC to the PUMA robot. Commercial, proprietary software for Windows.
  • RAP System
    The Reactive Action Packages (RAP) system provides a plan and task representation structured to make a task's expected behavior evident. Written in Common Lisp. Copyright allows educational use only.
  • RHexLib
    A collection of C++ libraries that form the Open Source control software used in the RHex hexapod robot. The code was developed for the QNX RTOS but also runs on Linux. Released under the BSD license.
  • Robosoft
    A multiprocess robotic "nervous system" that will allow a four-legged robot to control itself autonomously in nine degrees of freedom. Robosoft is Open Source C++ code under the BSD license.
  • Robot Control C Library
    RCCL is a library of C routines for doing real-time control and graphic simulation of a number of industrial robots, primarily PUMAs. License allows non-commercial use only.
  • SAPHIRA
    A robot control system developed at SRI's AI Center as an integrated architecture for robot perception and action. C/C++ source include. Non-commercial use only.
  • Scene
    An Open Source C++ library for sequential localisation and map-building. Modular design makes it suitable for robot navigation in 1D, 2D or 3D with arbitrary sensing capabilities. Licensed under GNU GPL.
  • ServoMaster
    A platform independent servo controller driver compatible with FerretTronics and Phidget boards. Java and C++ versions. Free Software licensed under the GNU GPL.
  • SPLAT
    The Simple Provisional Language for Actions and Tasks provides both a language for specifying control laws and a runtime environment for executing and monitoring them. Based on RScheme. SPLAT is Free Software licensed under the GNU GPL.
  • step_C source code for a Linux stepper motor controller that can control up to 3 unipolar steppers through a PC parallel port. Free Software licensed under the GNU GPL.
  • Visual Servo Automation
    VSA provides MS Windows-based motion control compatible with servo controllers commonly used in robotics applications such the Mini SSC, SV203, and SMI boards. VSA is proprietary, commercial software.
  • xbot
    A modular bot software environment based on the .Net framework for autonomous neuronal network, script or map driven mobile omniwheel robots using the SV203 controller. Free Software licensed under the GNU GPL.
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