ROS is 5 years old

The open source Robot Operating System (ROS) has recently celebrated its five year anniversary. We had made previous entries in Robotic Magazine about ROS, please see one of them here:

which we had published when ROS was 3 years old. In that post, we were saying that the number of code packages had reached 1600, and it was growing exponentially. Today, two years later, that trend has not changed and now ROS has 3699 Public work packages. There are now more than 90 robot brands running on ROS. In order to get more facts and details, please visit Willow Garage website at:

In the video below, you can also see various robots run on ROS which are in many different market segments and performing different tasks.