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Intrinsic acquires a DARPA-funded company that develops open source robotics software

By ET Bureau - December 16, 2022 1 Mins Read


Intrinsic, which is owned by Alphabet, has acquired several divisions of Open Robotics, the maker of the popular robotics software packages Gazebo and Robotic Operating System, just a few months after acquiring fellow robotic software company Vicarious (ROS).

Open Source Robotics Corporation (OSRC), the for-profit division of Open Robotics, and Open Source Robotics Corporation Singapore (OSRC-SG), the division of the company that spearheaded efforts on a project called Open-RMF for interoperability between fleets of robots and physical infrastructure, are specifically being acquired by Intrinsic (e.g. doors and elevators).

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According to former CEO and co-founder of Open Robotics, Brian Gerkey, the nonprofit Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) won’t be impacted by the deal aside from a few new executive appointments.

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