[robotics-worldwide] The Urbi robotics software platform is now open source

Jean-Christophe Baillie baillie at gostai.com
Thu Jul 8 04:43:34 PDT 2010


Dear all,

We are happy to announce the release of Urbi 2 in an Open Source GNU 
A-GPL v3 license, available right now on http://www.urbiforge.org

Urbi is a C++ middleware for robotics, developed from 6 years out of the 
Cognitive Robotics Lab of ENSTA ParisTech, and then by the Gostai 
spin-off company. Urbi has a large community and is now compatible with 
several robots including Nao, Aibo, Spykee, Segway RMP, Pioneer, Lego 
Mindstorm, Bioloid, Wifibot, Pekee II, iCub (soon), and the Webots 
simulator.

Urbi includes UObject, a distributed C++ component architecture, and 
urbiscript, a concurrent and event-driven orchestration script language. 
The latest version of urbiscript is efficient and based on state of the 
art language approaches combining inspiration from OCaml, Io, Self and 
Python, with a familiar C-like syntax.

The forthcoming 2.1 release of Urbi SDK will include ROS compatibility 
and integration, which will allow Urbi users to benefit from existing 
ROS components.

More information about Urbi here: 
http://www.gostai.com/support/documentation/

More about the open source initiative:
http://www.gostai.com/products/whyopensource

Link to download:
http://www.urbiforge.org/index.php/Main/Downloads

Best regards,

Jean-Christophe Baillie
Gostai CEO


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