[ros-users] Release of nao_robot stack 0.2 (catkin)

Armin Hornung HornungA at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Sat Oct 26 22:16:41 UTC 2013

Dear ROS users,

it's my pleasure to announce a new release of packages for the Nao 
robot. Most notably, that's v0.2 of the nao_robot stack (or now, 
metapackage), which is now catkinized for ROS groovy and hydro thanks to 
Miguel Sarabia. The stacks nao_robot and nao_common also saw a complete 
reorganization of packages and an overhaul to enable easier usage on the 
robot, thanks to Séverin Lemaignan. Parts of the nao_common stack have 
moved into nao_robot, with the remainder in the new stack nao_extras 
(still rosbuild as of now).

All code should be compatible with ROS groovy and hydro, as well as 
NaoQI 1.12 and 1.14.

Grab the latest versions (tagged release / source package, or clone the 
master branch) here:

Source install instructions are available at 

Thanks to Séverin, it's now really easy to compile ROS and the Nao 
packages to run directly on the robot:

Precompiled binary packages for the Nao and Debian packages to run your 
machine are in preparation.

You can find separate changelogs in the packages, the complete lists of 
changes are available here:

If you want to discuss future development or contribute, consider 
jointing the ros-sig-aldebaran mailing list:

Since this was a combined community effort, I would like to thank thank 
Miguel Sarabia, Séverin Lemaignan, Daniel Maier, and Sebastian Boettcher 
for their contributions.

Best regards,

Armin Hornung
Humanoid Robots Lab, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Contact: http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~hornunga

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