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Programming Robot Intelligence

Robotics applications are typically distributed, made up of a collection of concurrent asynchronous components which communicate using some middleware (ROS messages, ICE, DDS...). Building robotics applications is a complex task. Integrating existing nodes or libraries, which provide already solved functionality, and using several tools may increase the software robustness and shorten the development time. JdeRobot toolkit provides several tools, libraries and reusable nodes for Robotics and Computer Vision.

ROS friendly (full compatible with ROS-Kinetic)
C++, Python, JavaScript
Open source
Easy installation from debian, PIP and npm packages

Our (international) community mainly works on five development areas:

Development Areas Products
Robot Programming Tools VisualStates tool for robot programming with automata
WebSim2D robot simulator with web technologies
Scratch4Robots tool for visual robot programming
Education in Robotics and Computer Vision Robotics-Academy for engineering students
Unibotics online framework for engineering students
SLAM, visual localization SDslam visual SLAM algorithm
slam-testbed tool for evaluation of SLAM algorithms
DeepLearning, visual perception DetectionSuite tool for evaluation of detection networks
Object Detector see deep learning networks in action
FPGAs in robotics neuralFPGA running deeplearning networks on FPGAs
FPGA-robotics designing robot intelligence with IceStudio blocks

Application Domains
Drones, autonomous behaviors
Mobile robots

We are registered as non-profit organization in Spain Ref.#615800.


SDSLAM node with Augmented Reality (more) Drone exercise in Robotics Academy using MavROS and PX4 (more)

(more videos)


The last stable release is 5.6.4

We are working on:

  • Update of underlying infrastructure: jump to Ubuntu 18.04, ROS Melodic Morenia, Gazebo9 simulator, Python 3.5.
  • Use of reconfigurable hardware (FPGAs) in robotics, with third party open tools like IceStudio
  • VisualStates tool for visual programming of the robot intelligence with Finite State Machines. It creates a C++ or a Python component from the visual description of the automata.
  • Scratch4Robots tool for programming of TurtleBot and drones using Scratch visual language
  • Robotics Academy: a framework to learn robotics and computer vision with drones, autonomous cars.... It is a collection of Python programmed exercises. Include a web service for this.
  • (done) Compatibility with ROS robotics middleware: interoperation between ROS nodes and JdeRobot components, use of ROS drivers, use of ROS bag files... JdeRobot (>= 5.6) is fully compatible with ROS Kinetic including its official debian packages
  • (done) Update of underlying infrastructure: jump to Ubuntu 16.04, OpenCV-3, migration to Gazebo-7 simulator (revisit existing plugins and models), PCL-1.8, ICE-3.6
  • (done) Use of Web technologies in robotics: ICE-JS, WebRTC, HTML5, electron, nodeJS... Many webtools have been developed: viewers, teleoperators and drivers.

JdeRobot License[edit]

JdeRobot is open source. All its code is licensed under GPL v3.

All the documentation of JdeRobot project is licensed under Creative Commons by-sa