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Southwest Research Institute

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  • Member Since 2007
  • Robotic Integrator

Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) is an independent, nonprofit applied R&D organization with a staff of more than 3,000 who specialize in the creation and transfer of technology. For over a quarter century, SwRI's Robotics and Automation Engineering Section (RAES) has been developing innovative automation and robotics solutions. The RAES specializes in solving challenging automation problems, including advanced industrial robotic systems and the development of custom automation solutions. Expertise includes large-scale machine design, robot perception and planning, and multidisciplinary applications.

SwRI is committed to bringing research to industry. SwRI is a founding member of the open-source ROS-Industrial program, whose goal is to enable new applications and reduce project costs for industrial robotics by leveraging the advanced capabilities of the Robot Operating System (ROS).


SwRI Announces Collaboration with OSRF to Advance Industrial Robotics

POSTED: 06/05/2014

SwRI and OSRF enter cooperative agreement to support manufacturing automation and industrial robotics.

SwRI Sets Low-cost ROS-I Consortium Membership Entry Fees

POSTED: 10/19/2012

With input from the industrial robotics and automation community, Southwest Research Institute has set a low-cost membership model for the ROS-Industrial Consortium (RIC).

SwRI launches ROS-Industrial Consortium

POSTED: 08/20/2012

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is launching a cooperative research consortium to accelerate the development of ROS-Industrial, an open-source extension of

Southwest Research Institute Signs Collaboration Agreement with Industrial Robot Manufacturer

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Soutwest Research Institute and Motoman Robotics enter into memorandum of understanding to collaborate on open-source robot operating system software

SRI International Showcases Robots at Stanford Block Party during National Robotics Week

POSTED: 04/13/2011

RIA member Southwest Research Institute demos cool robotics during National Robotics Week, including dexterous telerobotics

New One-of-a-Kind Laboratory to Feature Unique Capabilities, Equipment

POSTED: 08/11/2009

Department of Defense’s Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory (GSPEL) to be built in Warren, Michigan.

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