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Submission + - Open Source Robot OS Finds Niches From Farms To Space (itworld.com) 1

jfruh writes: Blue River Technology built a robot named LettuceBot that uses computer vision to kill unwanted lettuce plants in a field. Rather than build their creation from scratch, they built off of the Robot Operating System, an open source OS that, in the words of one engineer, 'allowed only a few engineers to write an entire system and receive our first check for service in only a few months.' With ROS robots starting to appear everywhere, including the International Space Station, it looks like open source may be making huge strides in this area.
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Open Source Robot OS Finds Niches From Farms To Space

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