[ros-users] looking to port ROS to new robotics platform

Ryan L. Cousins cousins at krtkl.com
Sat May 30 19:27:00 UTC 2015

Hi Ahmed,

Thanks for the interest - questions are very welcome. 

The hardware is ideal for robotics, drones, and other applications involving real-time control, machine vision/image processing, SLAM, etc. Given ROS’s open source initiative, expansive code base, developer community, and growing application acceptance, we wanted to make sure people can to quickly and easily take advantage of our hardware’s capabilities by leveraging existing software infrastructures. 

We’re also taking with a few folks involved with ArduPilot (open source drone autopilot) about integrating with that system as well. Support for other open source OSs and projects like Android and OpenCV are also in the works… If anyone would like to see other software platforms supported, we’re definitely interested in hearing about them!


> On May 30, 2015, at 11:56 AM, Ahmed Rehman Ghazi <ahmedrghazi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Ryan,
> I would be interested in testing ROS on new ARM hardware. I have a couple of questions if you don't mind. What kind of applications are you building your hardware for and why did you choose ROS?
> Best Regards,
> Ahmed Rehman Ghazi
> On 30 May 2015 at 20:17, Ryan L. Cousins via ros-users <ros-users at lists.ros.org <mailto:ros-users at lists.ros.org>> wrote:
> Hello,
> New ROS user here... We're developing an advanced (and low-cost) robot control platform and looking for folks interested in trying out some Alpha hardware and helping us get ROS, et al. ported to the hardware. We’d also love to get some feedback on the design/concept and ways to improve it further.
> We are working on being able to provide free access to some pro-level tools as well so numbers will likely be limited in the early days. If you're interested in diving in and working with some high-end ARM and FPGA components, check us out/let me know and I can provide more details. We’re launching on Kickstarter later this year so be sure to sign up for our mailing list!
> Best,
> Ryan 
> www.krtkl.com <http://www.krtkl.com/> (new website coming shortly)
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