ROS communications-related packages, including core client libraries (roscpp, rospy, roslisp) and graph introspection tools (rostopic, rosnode, rosservice, rosparam).
A command-line tool for retrieving information about ROS packages available on the filesystem
Commonly used messages in ROS. Includes messages for actions (actionlib_msgs), diagnostics (diagnostic_msgs), geometric primitives (geometry_msgs), robot navigation (nav_msgs), and common sensors (sensor_msgs), such as laser range finders, cameras, point clouds.
Packages for common geometric calculations including the ROS transform library, "tf". Also includes ROS bindings for "bullet" physics engine and "kdl" kinematics/dynamics package.
Xacro is an XML macro language. With xacro, you can construct shorter and more readable XML files by using macros that expand to larger XML expressions.
Pipes console_bridge output to rosconsole/rosout when console_bridge is used in a ROS-dependent package
Allows you to publish the state of a robot (i.e the position of its base and all joints) via the "tf" transform library
ROS-independent library for dynamic class (i.e. plugin) introspection and loading from runtime libraries