MARIE v0.5 Robot Design Tool Released

Posted 2 Sep 2006 at 23:05 UTC by steve Share This

Carle Côté writes, "Here's a new release announcement of MARIE, the robotics software". There's also a Freshmeat announcement for the new version. MARIE (the Mobile and Autonomous Robotics Integration Environment) is a rapid prototyping tool for robotics applications. MARIE integrates a number of existing free software tools into one convenient package including, Player, Stage, Gazebo, FlowDesigner, RobotFlow, CARMEN, PMAP, Radish, ACE, ARNL, and others. MARIE and all of the integrated components are Free Software. Most of the components are licensed under the GNU GPL. Read on for the full text of the official announcement.
We are proud to announce the first public release of MARIE, Version 0.5 (Explorer). It is available at The Mobile and Autonomous Robotics Integration Environment (MARIE) is a robotics development and integration environment focused on existing softwares reusability and exploitation of already available APIs and middlewares frequently used in robotics (check for detailed list). The main purpose of MARIE is to create a rapid-prototyping approach to software development in robotics. A lots of changes in this release :

- Build system under Scons - Component creation simplified - Add user define plugins for CFB, CS and Data Factory(SerDes) - Use project file description instead of start scripts - Automanagement of Socket portnumber - New console and GUI Application Manager - toolbox for RobotFlow - Introduction of Unit Tests - New documentation - New wiki-based website - Correct code bugs and issues Check the new website for more information ( Have fun! :-) The MARIE Team --

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