Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Player Project

Free Software tools for robot and sensor applications

About Player

Player is a network server for robot control. Running on your robot, Player provides a clean and simple interface to the robot's sensors and actuators over the IP network. Your client program talks to Player over a TCP socket, reading data from sensors, writing commmands to actuators, and configuring devices on the fly.

Player supports a variety of robot hardware. The original Player platform is the ActivMedia Pioneer 2 family, but several other robots and many common sensors are supported. Player's modular architecture makes it easy to add support for new hardware, and an active user/developer community contributes new drivers.

Player runs on Linux (PC and embedded), Solaris and *BSD.

More info about Player and Stage.

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