Going open source is the best way to make sure that Urbi will always be available freely for everyone to use, check and share, while maintaining a dual licensing model providing support and advanced features for commercial partners.
Coming from an academic research lab, Gostai has always believed in the open-source model and sharing of innovation. It has been a long time since we worked to prepare Urbi for that move, and now it's ready!
Urbi is also integrating ROS support to be able to integrate ROS nodes inside an Urbi project, and benefit from the best of both worlds.
A commercial licence, Gostai RTC, is also available for professionnal use.
Urbi is an innovative, simple to use, yet powerfuluniversal software platform for robotics.
It includes a C++ distributed component architecture, a parallel and event-driven script language for orchestration, and many modules and interfaces to other platforms or components.
It is already compatible with many robots, including Nao, Aibo, Segway RMP, Spykee or Lego Mindstorm, and the amount keeps growing!