Linked by David Adams on Mon 10th Aug 2009 17:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Robots can be about as complex a machine as you're ever likely to encounter, but roboticists spend a lot of time solving mundane problems that have already been solved countless times by other robot makers. A recent New Scientist article documents the efforts of researchers around the globe that have begun to collaborate on the Robot Operating System (ROS), which they hope will provide a common platform for robot research, letting its users concentrate on advancing the state of the art instead of reinventing the wheel.
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Performance in embedded system
by holywood on Tue 11th Aug 2009 05:59 UTC
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I tried it on my computer (debian) and it is very easy to build decentralized service / listener nodes. I would consider it more like a framework than an OS, though.

I wonder what is the performance impact of running all nodes communication over TCP and publishing / subscribing to services using XMLRPC on embedded systems.

There is an experimental library for using ROS with Java.

In any case, this is a great project with a lot of potential!

Edit: link to the project

Edited 2009-08-11 06:01 UTC

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