Robot Operating System (ROS) -- open source software libraries, tools and a run-time environment -- reduces the complexity of robotics software engineering, increases the speed of development and deployment, and improves the robustness and maintainability of the resulting systems, according to a new report from ABI Research.

“The complexity, difficulty and glacial pace of robotics software development has stifled robotics innovation and slowed the rate of commercialization efforts,” Dan Kara, practice director, robotics at ABI Research, said in a statement.

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