ROS Package Downloads increased 567%

By Mike Oitzman / last year
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The AI Index 2018 Annual Report, released this week, reported that the number of unique robot operating system (ROS) binary packages downloaded from has increased by 567% since 2014. ROS is the most popular operating system for mobile robot solutions used commercially and in research operations. The data over the period 2011-2018 is shown below.

ROS download chart 2018

The AI Index 2018 Annual Report show 567% increase in interest for #ROS operating system downloads. @therobotguide

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The AI Index 2018 Annual Report also collected pageview data from worldwide and put the metrics together. As the graph below illustrates, the US and Europe lead the world for ROS interest, however all regions show increased interest in ROS.

ROS pageview data

For an indepth review of the AI elements of teh report, check out Nick Statt's review.

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Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman brings 25 years of product management and product marketing experience to the role of publisher and editor for Mobile Robot Guide. Mike is a respected expert in the mobile robot market and is a frequent panel leader and speaker at events and tradeshows.