As we have already reported is the “Fraunhofer Autonomous Intelligent Robotics Devices” Library now open source and available at the sourceforge project “OpenVolksBot“. In addition we can know report some more details on it.
The FAIRlib is now organized as several Eclipse-Project (fairAlgorithm, fairCore, fairDevices, fairGraphics, fairTestAlgorithm, fairTestCore, fairTestDevices and fairTestGraphics). This allows an easy extending and compiling the projects and minimizes the cross dependencies.
The dependences are listed in the ReadMe and can be auto installed by using the script “apt-get-fair”
A way of easy installing is given by the script “install-fair“
The current version is tested on the Ubuntu 9.10 (64-Bit) , but will also work on other OS (by side of auto solving the dependences)
Developing and programming robotic systems can sometimes be an unsatisfying task. This feeling is mostly not related to problems that occur during “high level” problem solving. It is mostly appearing if you try to get the system it self up and running. So tools and solutions are needed to help us to overcome these initialization barriers.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems or for short Fraunhofer IAIS, does now offer a special computer library that can support the developer to get a width field of sensors and actors up and running. In addition it includes a various number of algorithmic for every day robotic problems like Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) or image processing. The so called “Fraunhofer Autonomous Intelligent Robotics Devices Library” or for short FAIR library, is a C/C++ development library which is actively used in the VolksBot® projects and is released as open source project under the GNU-license Creative Commons.
FAIRlib is soon available at the sourceforge project “OpenVolksBot“.
Updated: The initail version is now available (see also here) and is published under the CC-by-sa-nc.