Provides a standardized interface for interfacing with preemptable tasks. Examples of this include moving the base to a target location, performing a laser scan and returning the resulting point cloud, detecting the handle of a door, etc.
Package used to retrieve resources of different kinds, e.g. http://, file://, the ROS specific package://, etc.
ROS communications-related packages, including core client libraries (roscpp, rospy, roslisp) and graph introspection tools (rostopic, rosnode, rosservice, rosparam).
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
Contains packages for modeling various aspects of robot information, specified in the Xml Robot Description Format (URDF). The core package of this stack is urdf, which parses URDF files, and constructs an object model (C++) of the robot.
Packages for common geometric calculations including the ROS transform library, "tf". Also includes ROS bindings for "bullet" physics engine and "kdl" kinematics/dynamics package.
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.
A procedural python-based task execution framework with ROS integration.
A ROS-independent package for logging that seamlessly pipes into rosconsole/rosout for ROS-dependent packages.