It is our pleasure to announce the official launch of the Robot Web Tools organization. Robot Web Tools is a collection of open-source modules and tools for building web-based robot apps.
A variety of routes are available for architecting a robot web application. A common route is building web technologies on an existing robot framework. The Robot Operating System (ROS) is one of the top frameworks to program robots and can run on a variety of robots, from a TurtleBot to a PR2 to an Arduino connected to a computer. ROS - and other robot middleware frameworks - provide common robot functionality, including drivers for interfacing with a variety of sensors and actuators and algorithms for navigation, perception, and manipulation.
Robot Web Tools is being spearheaded by five supporting organizations: Brown University, Robert Bosch LLC, Willow Garage Inc., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Yujin Robot.
For more information, check us out on our homepage, http://robotwebtools.org/
, or see our current projects listed at http://robotwebtools.org/tools.html
. Links to tutorials and wiki documentation can be found in repository READMEs located at https://github.com/robotwebtools
To keep up to date, be sure to subscribe to our Google Group email list at https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/robot-web-tools
-- Russell Toris, Community Manager & The Robot Web Tools Team