Open Robotics
Powering the world's robots

Open Robotics

Powering the world's robots.

About Us

At Open Robotics, we work with industry, academia, and government to support the development, distribution, and adoption of open software and hardware for use in robotics research, education, and product development.

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Our Products

Working with our global community, we offer two open source products: ROS and Gazebo. Program your robots with ROS and simulate them with Gazebo.


The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a set of software libraries and tools that help you build robot applications. From drivers to state-of-the-art algorithms, and with powerful developer tools, ROS has what you need for your next robotics project. And it's all open source.


Gazebo accurately and efficiently simulates indoor and outdoor robots. You get a robust physics engine, high-quality graphics, and programmatic and graphical interfaces. And it's all open source.


Our Services

We offer robotics R&D, consulting, custom engineering, and application development services to industry and government. We work with companies large and small and public agencies around the world. Contact us to learn more.

Whether you want to learn more about Gazebo, need to streamline your ROS-based product development, or are looking for a partner for your next R&D program, we're here to help. We engage in variety of projects, including:

  • Simulation-based competitions for science and education
  • Bringup of new ROS- and/or Gazebo-based projects and team on-boarding
  • Application-specific improvements to our tools, from targeted feature implementation to new platform support
  • Design reviews, performance tuning, and advice on how best to apply our tools to specific problems
  • Assistance with continuous integration (CI) and build farms, including simulation-based CI for robotics applications
  • Development of novel embedded systems, such as smart sensors and programmable actuators

The unifying theme of our team and our work is openness. We use and we build open systems. To the greatest extent possible, we freely distribute our work product, whether software, hardware, or documentation, under an open source license.

Of course we can be open while still keeping secrets when needed. It's no problem for our team be exposed to and work with client-confidential information, from designs and plans to source code. But we aim in each project to allow our team to focus our development efforts on producing more and better open tools that will benefit the broader community. After all, it's the development of those tools that got us where we are today.

Contact us to discuss your next project.



We are seeking motivated, friendly, collaborative individuals with excellent software skills and an interest in robotics. Direct experience with robotics is a plus, but not a requirement. All positions are preferred to be full-time and on site at our office in Mountain View, California. However, we are open to the possibility of part time and offsite opportunities.

Benefits include full health care coverage, a 401k plan with employer contributions, and compensation commensurate to degree and experience.

Open Robotics is committed to building a culturally diverse team and we encourage applications from women and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups in the tech community.

We maintain an open and interactive work environment and take pride in striking a sustainable work/life balance. We develop software in the open and collaborate freely with colleagues at other companies and universities. We approach the engineering and science of robotics systems with a focus on quality and usability, and we aim for our work to have impact far beyond our team. We believe that we’re changing the world with what we’re doing, and we hope that you agree.

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