mros2 (formally mROS 2) realizes an agent-less and lightweight runtime environment compatible with ROS 2 for embedded devices. It consists of basic APIs for pub/sub communication, RTPS protocol, UDP/IP stack, and real-time kernel. Embedded nodes can now communicate directly with native ROS 2 nodes via topic!
This repository maintains the communication layer of mROS 2, that mainly offers pub/sub APIs compatible with rclcpp for embedded devices. ROS 2 is a de-fact platform for the robot system development, and provides pub/sub communication infrastructure with the DDS/RTPS protocol.
- Agent-less: a node on mROS 2 autonomously discovers communication nodes on the host with the feature of embeddedRTPS. It means no agent/bridge is required for pub/sub communication from the embedded devices.
- Lightweight: mROS 2 APIs are implemented by C++ to be operated on the embedded devices. All software stacks are also implemented only in C/C++.
- Real-time: mROS 2 employs the real-time kernel (e.g., TOPPERS kernel) as the runtime platform in order to enhance the real-time capability.
Since this repository itself only maintains the communication layer of mROS 2, we also publish the implementation on the embedded board using this layer and the embedded kernel. Please see each repository to learn how to use it.
|mros2-mbed||Mbed OS 6||Mbed enabled boards having an Ethernet port (See detail)|
Please let us know if you have a request for a support of board/kernel, or if you could implement this layer on another platform.
The source code of this repository itself is published under Apache License 2.0.
Please note that this repository contains embeddedRTPS and its third party libraries as the submodule, and also check their Licenses.