Doosan Robotics Releases Industry's First ROS Package that Supports ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy

StartUp City | Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Doosan Robotics developed its ROS 2 Foxy kit with comfort and usability in mind. Since the kit is Doosan Robot Language (DRL) compatible, Doosan robot operators with only standard ROS knowledge can easily construct intelligent robotics applications.

FREMONT, CA: Doosan Robotics has announced the release of the Doosan ROS 2 package, compatible with the latest ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy. Launching the package in early 2021, Doosan Robotics places itself as the first to operate collaborative robots driven by the latest version of ROS 2.

Doosan Robotics developed its ROS 2 Foxy kit with comfort and usability in mind. Since the kit is Doosan Robot Language (DRL) compatible, Doosan robot operators with only standard ROS knowledge can easily construct intelligent robotics applications. In addition to existing controls, the kit is expected to facilitate the creation of robot applications in a variety of fields, including gripper, mobile robot integration, and multi-robot control. From the second half of 2021, the company intends to support ROS 2 on various platforms such as Windows and Amazon AWS RoboMakers, and it envisions that more robot applications integrating cloud and AI will be deployed.

To help users become acquainted with ROS 2 and introduce its new features to operators, the company will provide tutorial packages on developing robot functions through its partner support site, Doosan Robot LAB. The platform will also have video tutorials on the ROS program.

Doosan Robotics has supported ROS Kinetic and ROS Melodic since 2019, and released the ROS Noetic kit in March of this year. Doosan Robotics currently supports four models of ROS.

"To meet the growing trend of robots using ROS, Doosan Robotics developed the ROS 2 Foxy package to allow more local and global customers build robot applications more conveniently and at a faster speed," stated Doosan Robotics CEO Chae Dong-hwi. "We will continue to enhance the functionality of ROS 2 and improve accessibility for our customers while expanding the supported fields," he said.

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