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It is ROS being used in the aerospace industry?

asked 2017-10-03 08:58:00 -0500

masterile gravatar image

If this is the case, I would appreciate if you could give me some examples.

Thanks, guys!!

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Personally, I can only say "yes" (and not much more, as companies in that sector are typically not too open about what they do and don't use).

But I feel you'll get better answers than this if you clarify a bit more what you mean with "aerospace industry". It's rather broad.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-10-03 09:22:49 -0500 )edit

You're probably not going to get much more than a "yes." Unless an aerospace company is doing open research, which is rare. You can check job postings from different companies and see if any of them require/desire knowledge of ROS.

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2017-10-03 10:22:17 -0500 )edit

You can see that NASA has (and maybe still is) used it:

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2017-10-03 13:14:14 -0500 )edit
130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2017-10-03 19:45:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-10-03 10:21:20 -0500

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updated 2017-10-03 10:32:22 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

Boeing is a sponsor of ROS-Industrial: , and Airbus and GKN Aerospace are listed on (it would be nice instead of an image full of logos there were clickable links to the different companies, and some of them are too small to read...).

It doesn't mean they are using ROS internally necessarily, but the interest is there.

I scanned through the ROSCon sponsors (+1 for clickable logos) but didn't see anything.

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