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Willow Garage ROS 3D Contest

Posted 11 Jan 2011 at 20:25 UTC by steve Share This

Are you working on combing 3D sensor technology with the Willow Garage open source Robot Operating System? It's not too late to get in on the Willow Garage ROS 3D contest. Our friends at Willow Garage sent us these details:

December was such a busy month at Willow Garage I didn't get a chance to let you know about the ROS 3D Contest. Willow Garage is offering $8,000 in prizes for participants that combine an RGB-D sensor (e.g. Kinect, PSDK5.0) with ROS to produce something new, interesting, and fun. The contest ends on January 23. The combination of ROS and Kinect has proved very interesting. Kinect news coming out of CES might dominate the headlines for the next week or so, but it's worth thinking about how Kinect is catalyzing the open source world.

Tim also provided some links for more info on the Kinect and ROS and to all the details on the ROS 3D contest. The video above offers some interesting info on integrating ROS and the Kinect from Willow Garage researcher Radu Bogdan Rusu.

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