[ros-users] Enterprise Version of ROS

Kartik Babu kartik.babu at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 14:52:39 UTC 2012

Aside from maximizing the MTBF to meet industrial standards, the pace at
which API either change or deprecated is also another topic to address.

There is also the issue of dependence on other libraries for important
functionality, (OpenCV, PCL etc.). OpenCV seems fairly stable, but PCL like
ROS is still 'settling in'.

How would we reconcile the need for new 'certified versions' to be
backwards compatible with older certified releases, and the need to
 incorporate new, cutting edge packages so that ROS can grow as a whole?


2012/4/16 Adolfo Rodríguez Tsouroukdissian <
adolfo.rodriguez at pal-robotics.com>

> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 4:40 AM, Jonathan Bohren <
> jonathan.bohren at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 9:31 PM, Edwards, Shaun M. <sedwards at swri.org>wrote:
>>> I agree that hardware drivers are a good place to start.  However, I
>>> think the sooner we can certify ROS core (communications, node handling,
>>> etc..), the better.
>> I know this is the first question I get asked by someone unfamiliar with
>> ROS when I mention it. This is an especially important focus here at
>> Hopkins where so many research systems are being developed for applications
>> with high-cost-of-failure like robotic surgery, deep sea exploration, and
>> on-orbit telerobotics.
> I see two very valid and mostly orthogonal use cases so far.
> 1. Ensuring that certain core ROS functionalities comply with some
> (3rd-party certified) criteria, so that people that deal with
> high-cost-of-failure or safety-critical systems can trust what they are
> using.
> 2. Ensuring that a certain piece of hardware/software is ROS-compatible,
> so that people that venture into using them can expect compliance with
> specified ROS interfaces (no surprises attached).
> I see great value in both, but to clarify, my initial answer to this
> thread was oriented mostly towards 1.
> Adolfo.
>> -j
>> --
>> Jonathan Bohren
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>> Dynamical Systems and Control Laboratory
>> Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics
>> The Johns Hopkins University
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>> jbo at jhu.edu
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