ROS communications-related packages, including core client libraries (roscpp, rospy, roslisp) and graph introspection tools (rostopic, rosnode, rosservice, rosparam).
This repo maintains a lists of repositories for each ROS distribution
Allows you to publish the state of a robot (i.e the position of its base and all joints) via the "tf" transform library
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.
Allows one to create "nodelets" -- ROS node-like entities that run within the same process so as to avoid IPC and serialization overhead
A CMake-based build system that is used to build all packages in ROS.
Packages related to gathering, viewing, and analyzing diagnostics data from robots.
Core ROS packages
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.
A command-line tool for retrieving information about ROS packages available on the filesystem
Contains minimal messages of primitive data types and multiarrays. Intended for quick prototyping, not production use.
ros distribution sandbox
A ROS-independent package for logging that seamlessly pipes into rosconsole/rosout for ROS-dependent packages.
Package used to retrieve resources of different kinds, e.g. http://, file://, the ROS specific package://, etc.
Standalone URDF parser for Python.
A set of ROS packages for keeping track of coordinate transforms.
Packages for common geometric calculations including the ROS transform library, "tf". Also includes ROS bindings for "bullet" physics engine and "kdl" kinematics/dynamics package.
A common repository for CMake Modules which are not distributed with CMake but are commonly used by ROS packages.
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.
ROS-independent library for dynamic class (i.e. plugin) introspection and loading from runtime libraries
ROS common_tutorials stack migrated from https://code.ros.org/svn/ros-pkg/stacks/common_tutorials/branches/common_tutorials-0.1/
Clone of the old roslisp_common SVN repo from code.ros.org.
Client library for writing ROS nodes in idiomatic Common Lisp
ROS C++ message definition and serialization generators
Headers for URDF parsers
Maintains a bond (i.e. heart beat ) between ROS nodes and provides feedback when the bond is broken