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From Jon Claassens

Hi All,

For the past few months I've been developing a Python scriptable GUI for ROS that can substitute for RViz, but the main focus was to create something that would allow a developer to rapidly craft a user interface for a nontechnical user. It's still very early days and I'd hazard to call the repository even alpha yet, however anyone interested in having a look can find it at

Key features are that ROS nodes can submit scripts to the visualizer to associate them with standard rViz markers. Scripts can be made to execute when the marker is interacted with in a number of ways. The menu environment of the visualizer is written entirely in PyQT and interacts with a C++ core through published getter-setter functions and callbacks.

I'll be maturing the program over the next few weeks and adding a few tutorials. Comments/suggestions/criticisms would be appreciated...

Best regards Jon

From Todor Stoyanov of Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab at the Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) at Örebro University, Sweden

Hi everyone,

We are pleased to announce the release of a new ROS packages source code repository! The repository contains several packages for perception and grasping, developed at the Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab at the Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) at Örebro University, Sweden. The source code is available at

with some rudimentary documentation at the wiki page. Future releases are going to also include packages for artificial olfaction, so stay tuned! The released packages contain source code for some of our publications, in particular Three-Dimensional Normal Distributions Transform (3D-NDT) pointcloud registration and Independent Contact Regions(ICR) computation for multi-finger grasping.

In case you are going to attend the ICRA 2012 conference, you can get first hand information on several of the packages by attending the corresponding talks:

RGB-D registration: SPME workshop, Mon. 11:20 ICR on noisy real-world data: TuC210.3 3D-NDT registration: ThD06.1 ICR on a patch contact model: ThB02.2

Don't hesitate to contact us with comments or questions about the packages.

-- The AASS MRO team

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