Decoding Robotic Operating Software (ROS) & Making it Fail-Safe

ROS, an important development in the field of robotics, is one of the most popular open source framework for writing software for robots. It is applicable to a wide number of robotic systems. 

ROS is a pub-sub-based framework with all communication taking place through messages as topics. It integrates many other libraries and frameworks into it and this alleviates the need to install separate libraries.

How to make ROS fail-safe?

ROS is a set of tools that makes robotics successful, and these tools also work to make the mechanisms fail-safe. It is, therefore, important to carefully monitor the ROS Core — the central master for coordinating communication with other nodes — for any failure.

Advantages of ROS

  • It is open source, and hence free for private and commercial use.
  • ROS is distributed and modular, making it suitable for the robotics arena.
  • New packages get added to ROS regularly, making it more convenient and useful than ever before.

A snapshot of what this whitepaper will help you understand:

  • What is ROS made up of.
  • Distributed computing in ROS.
  • What you need to keep in mind to make it fail-safe.
  • Useful tools within ROS, which makes the lives of developers easy.