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Willow Garage Announces New Open Source Robotics Foundation 9

An anonymous reader writes "Willow Garage has announced the launch of the Open Source Robotics Foundation. 'It's always been the intention of Willow Garage to create an independent body that can take our initial work in open source robotics and see it grow beyond the confines of a single organization,' said CEO Steve Cousins."
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Willow Garage Announces New Open Source Robotics Foundation

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  • Re:OK I suppose (Score:3, Informative)

    by Solozerk ( 1003785 ) on Friday May 11, 2012 @11:29AM (#39967405)
    Although I would agree that the architecture is a bit of a mess, there has been a lot of progress compared to before since recent versions (>= 2.x) - most notably for implementing your own stuff. Making your own linear filter or feature detection algorithms integrated to the library is now relatively easy.

    The slow part is certainly true, though - but OpenCV is still a great framework for playing & experimenting with computer vision (and I'm not aware of any alternative that even approach its level of features).

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