ROS metrics present rising robotics group


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Virtually 600 million Debs have been downloaded from ROS (Robotic Working Software program from Open Robotics) between July 2020 and July 2021, in accordance ROS’ 2021 Metrics Report, a 50% enhance from final yr.

ROS is an open supply improvement equipment for robotics functions. It presents an ordinary, royalty-free, software program platform for robotics builders. Its latest statistics report present a quickly rising ROS group.

Whereas ROS’ yearly metrics experiences usually come out in September or October, they have been delayed till February this yr, permitting ROS to supply full yr values for sure metrics. ROS gathers its knowledge from varied ROS companies, like ROS Discourse and ROS Wiki, and makes use of it to create combination statistics. The report was launched on ROS Discourse.

“The aim of pulling these numbers is to offer the group a snapshot of the scale of the ROS person base and how briskly it’s rising. I’m blissful to report that the ROS group is robust, wholesome, and rising,” Katherine Scott, developer advocate for Open Robotics, wrote. “In all however just a few metrics the ROS group is rising and for a lot of metrics the numbers nearly doubled yr over yr.”

ROS noticed development in lots of points within the final yr. For instance, ROS was cited in 9,260 analysis articles, up 25% from 7,410 in 2020. In July 2021, 789,956 distinctive guests downloaded ROS, up 10.6% from July 2020, when 714,247 distinctive guests downloaded ROS.

Equally, ROS noticed development in lots of its websites. ROS Solutions guests grew by 11.41% from 140,508 to 156,533 and ROS Discourse guests grew by 31.07% from 21,000 to 27,525.

The robotics business as an entire noticed development in 2021. In accordance to the Affiliation for Advancing Automation (A3), gross sales of business robots in North America hit a brand new excessive, with 39,708 models bought. These gross sales have been valued at $2 billion.

Brian Gerkey, co-founder and CEO of Open Robotics, is keynoting our Robotics Summit & Expo, which takes place Could 10-11 in Boston.