Tuesday 1.0 Releases: laser_drivers, driver_common, pr2_ethercat_drivers, pr2_power_drivers, pr2_common

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Today was a big day for releasing drivers. Our 1.0 releases today were:

We are nearly finished with our 1.0 release cycle. With today's releases, most commonly used functionality with ROS has been released as 1.0, which means that non-PR2 robots using navigation and perception capabilities have a solid base to build on top of.

We also wanted to note that ROS 1.0 is in final testing. You can preview our release candidate at:


driver_common provides common driver capabilities that we use in our laser and camera drivers, such as dynamic reconfiguration of parameters. Our laser_drivers stack provides drivers for common Hokuyo and SICK laser rangefinders. We also released pr2_ethercat_drivers and pr2_power_drivers, which support PR2-specific hardware.

Our non-driver release of the day was pr2_common 1.0, which contains description of the PR2 Beta robot, PR2-specific messages, and other common PR2 data.

We also released several other stacks today, including the new web_interface and pr2_web_apps stacks, which provide a user-friendly, browser-based environment for performing common robot tasks and monitoring.

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