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10 Robot Companies You Should Know Use ROS

<p>The Robot Operating System (ROS) has a deeper foothold in the robotics industry than you might think. Since it was first developed in 2007, the open-source framework for developing robotics software has found its way into various research projects, and even been embraced by major robotics companies. In 2012 the <a href="https://rosindustrial.org/" target="_blank">ROS-Industrial</a> Open Source project was established by Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, Southwest Research Institute, and Willow Garage to extend ROS into manufacturing automation.</p><p>A number of major companies have embraced ROS and many offer ROS tutorials and resources to engineers and developers looking to work with their machines.</p><p>Here are 10 major robotics companies that use ROS. For a comprehensive list of robots that are compatible with ROS we recommend taking a looking at the wiki on <u><a href="http://wiki.ros.org/" target="_blank">ROS.org</a></u>.</p><p>You can also find further tutorials and software packages for using ROS with various robots on the ROS <u><a href="https://github.com/ros-industrial/" target="_blank">Github repository</a></u>.</p>
From industrial, research, and even consumer robots, here are 10 companies whose robots can use the Robot Operating System (ROS).

Chris Wiltz is a Senior Editor at  Design News covering emerging technologies including AI, VR/AR, blockchain, and robotics.

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