If you have been wondering where we have been, January has been product development month at I Heart Engineering. We are pleased to announce that ROS (Robot Operating System) is now available for pre-order on DVD. We are currently planning to start shipping on February 7th.
This DVD has a few great features that make it a convenient way to get started with ROS. It can be used as a LiveDVD so you can boot from it and try out things like rviz and Gazebowithout having to format your hard drive. Once you are ready, the DVD installer will take care of the basic configuration to help you get started quickly with Ubuntu 10.04 and ROS Electric Emys.
$10 of every purchase will be set aside to help fund the creation of a ROS Foundation. In the event that things don’t work out and a ROS Foundation can not be established in the next three years the funds will be donated to the EFF.
On our “playlist” – This and Star Trek Next Generation Blue Ray 🙂
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