[ros-users] ROS L-Turtle Naming Thread

Devon Ash noobaca2 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 16:56:55 UTC 2016

To spice things up, I'm still going to propose Leonardo Lion with these
four points to counter the four points above:

1. A Lion robot hasn't been made yet, and we're doing futuristic work with
goals and ambitions such that our operating system will run a lion
2. We can keep all the old turtle references. But in the future start
making Lion references to show newness, and a vibrancy for the future of ROS
3. Lions have always been symbols of courage and pride in the work from all
of history
4. If ROS is the Lion, then we are the lion tamers. I'd say we're all a
pretty smart bunch


On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 12:46 PM, Arkapravo Bhaumik <
arkapravobhaumik at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Devon, joq
> The reasons cited for the turtle reference are;
>    1.  Reference to the first mobile robots made; William Grey Walter's
>    Elmer and Elsie - Turtle robots
>    2. LOGO Turtle, probably the simplest GUI based simulations for
>    navigation. ROS also has a package very similar to the LOGO Turtle and it
>    is often recommended as a tutorial for newbies.
>    3. "It's turtles all the way down" - iconic references in various
>    popular texts, viz. Brief History Of Time
>    4. Proverbial reference of the turtle and the hare - where hard and
>    consistent labour wins over street smartness - isn't ROS much like that
> So, seems we are stuck with the turtle, least for some time to come ! :-)
> Regards,
> Arkapravo
> --
> Arkapravo Bhaumik


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