New driver for the IMU devices from XSens

The ASL is happy to announce a new driver for the IMU devices from XSens. This driver is a small python implementation of most of the MT protocol and supports both serial and USB interfaces for MTx, MTi and MTi-G devices. It is split between a Python module with a command line interface to configure the device, and a ROS node that publishes the information streamed by the IMU on standard topics (mainly /imu/data and /fix for the MTi-G).

The driver is available in the ethzasl_xsens_driver stack.

New executive based on coroutines available

Dear ROS community,

I am happy to announce the availability of teer. Teer, which stands for task-execution environment for robotics, is a Python library proposing the use of co-routines (called tasks) to implement executives. Teer is an alternative to executives based on state machines such as smach. Please find more details, including installation instructions, tutorials, examples, and a reference documentation on:

Kind regards,

Hello ROS community

Dear ROS community,

The Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich is happy to join Planet ROS. We expect to post here ideas and discuss open questions about ROS as well as announce our ROS-related developments, papers and software.