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Awesome Robot Operating System 2 (ROS 2)

A curated list of awesome Robot Operating System Version 2.0 (ROS 2) resources and libraries.

The Robot Operating System 2 (ROS 2) 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 2 has what you need for your next robotics project. And it’s all open source.




  • adlink_ddsbot - The ROS 2.0/1.0 based robots swarm architecture (opensplice DDS).
  • adlink_neuronbot - ROS2/DDS robot pkg for human following and swarm.
  • turtlebot3 - ROS2 based TurtleBot3 demo including Bringup, Teleop and Cartographer.



  • ros2_benchmarking - Framework for ROS2 benchmarking. ROS2 communication characteristics can be evaluated on several axes, quickly and in an automated way.
  • performance_test - Test performance and latency of various communication means like ROS 2, FastRTPS and Connext DDS Micro.



  • Husarnet VPN - A P2P, secure network layer dedicated for ROS & ROS 2.


  • Link ROS - Cloud Logging for ROS 1 and ROS 2.
  • rosbag2 - ROS2 native rosbag.
  • rviz - 3D Robot Visualizer.
  • urdfdom - URDF (U-Robot Description Format) library which provides core data structures and a simple XML parser
  • urdfdom_headers - Headers for URDF parsers.
  • ros2cli - ROS 2 command line tools.
  • orocos_kinematics_dynamics - Orocos Kinematics and Dynamics C++ library.
  • pydds - Simple DDS Python API for Vortex Lite and for OpenSplice.
  • Webots - Robot simulator for ROS 2.
  • LGSVL - Simulation software to accelerate safe autonomous vehicle development.
  • Unity Robotics Hub - This is a central repository for tools, tutorials, resources, and documentation for robotic simulation in Unity.
  • Foxglove Studio - Integrated visualization and diagnosis tool for robotics.
  • ROS2 For Unity - An asset package which enables high-performance communication between Unity3D simulations and ROS2 ecosystem.


Penetration testing

Application layer

  • Apex.Autonomy - Apex.Autonomy provides autonomy algorithms as individual building blocks and is compatible with Autoware.Auto.
  • Autoware.Auto - Autoware.Auto provides an open-source software stack based on ROS 2 for self-driving technology.
  • ros2_control - ros2_control is a proof of concept on how new features within ROS 2 can be elaborated and used in the context of robot control (ros2_controllers).
  • ros2_controllers - Description of ros_controllers.
  • geometry2 - A set of ROS packages for keeping track of coordinate transforms.
  • ros2-ORB_SLAM2 - ROS2 node wrapping the ORB_SLAM2 library.
  • basalt_ros2 - ROS2 wrapper for Basalt VIO.
  • cartographer - Real-time simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) in 2D and 3D across multiple platforms and sensor configurations.
  • slam_gmapping - Slam Gmapping for ROS2.
  • slam_toolbox - Slam Toolbox for lifelong mapping and localization in potentially massive maps with ROS.
  • lidarslam_ros2 - ROS2 package of 3D lidar slam using ndt/gicp registration and pose-optimization.
  • li_slam_ros2 - ROS2 package of tightly-coupled lidar inertial ndt/gicp slam referenced from LIO-SAM.
  • octomap_server2 - ROS2 stack for mapping with OctoMap. Port of the ROS1 octomap_mapping package.
  • vision_opencv - Packages for interfacing ROS2 with OpenCV.
  • teleop_twist_keyboard - Generic Keyboard Teleop for ROS2.
  • teleop_twist_joy - Simple joystick teleop for twist robots.
  • navigation - ROS2 Navigation stack.
  • diagnostics - Forked version of the original ROS1 Diagnostics for ROS 2 (currently diagnostics_updater only).
  • robot_state_publisher - Forked version of the original ROS Robot State Publisher with all modifications to compile within a ROS2 Ecosystem.
  • common_interfaces - A set of packages which contain common interface files (.msg and .srv).
  • ros2_object_map - "Mark tag of objects on map when SLAM".
  • ros2_object_analytics - Object Analytics (OA) is ROS2 wrapper for realtime object detection, localization and tracking.
  • ros2_intel_movidius_ncs - ROS2 wrapper for Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick (NCS) Neuronal Compute API.
  • ros2_moving_object - Addressing moving objects based on messages generated by Object Analytics ros2_object_analytics.
  • ros2_openvino_toolkit - ROS2 wrapper for CV API of OpenVINO™ (human vision emulation).
  • ros2_grasp_library - Probably a grasp library :).
  • apriltag_ros - ROS2 node for AprilTag detection.
  • ros2-web-bridge - Bridging your browser to the ROS 2.0.
  • ros2_message_filters - ros2_message_filters blends various messages based on the conditions that filter needs to met and derives from ROS2 porting of ROS message_filters.
  • ros2-tensorflow - ROS2 nodes for computer vision tasks in Tensorflow.
  • ros2_pytorch - ROS2 nodes for computer vision tasks in PyTorch .
  • pid - A PID controller for ROS2.
  • system-modes - System modes for ROS 2 and micro-ROS.
  • darknet_ros - ROS2 wrapper for deploying Darknet's YOLO Computer Vision model.
  • easy_perception_deployment - Package that accelerates training and deployment of Computer Vision models for industries.
  • easy_manipulation_deployment - Package that integrates perception elements to establish an end-to-end pick and place task.


"System" bindings

  • rclandroid - Android API for ROS2.
  • rclnodejs - Node.js version of ROS2.0 client.
  • riot-ros2 - This project enables ROS2 to run on microcontrollers using the RIOT Operating System.
  • ROS2-Integration-Service - ROS2 Integration and Routing which provides a complete tool to integrate other technologies with ROS2 easily and enable ROS2 on WAN/Internet.
  • soss - The System Of Systems Synthesizer is used to integrate ROS2 via ROS2-Integration-Service with other (communication) systems.
  • micro_ros_arduino - Integration of micro-ROS into Arduino software platform projects.
  • micro_ros_zephyr_module - Integration of micro-ROS in Zeyphr OS based projects.

Driver layer

Client libraries

  • rclada - ROS Client Library for Ada.
  • rclcpp - ROS Client Library for C++.
  • rclgo - ROS Client Library for Go.
  • rclpy - ROS Client Library for Python.
  • rcljava - ROS Client Library for Java.
  • rclnodejs - ROS Client Library for Node.js.
  • rclobjc - ROS Client Library for Objective C (for iOS).
  • rclc - ROS Client Library for C.
  • ros2_rust - Rust bindings for ROS2.
  • ros2_dotnet - .NET bindings for ROS2.
  • ros2cs - an alternative to ros2_dotnet, a ROS2 C# interface supporting full range of messages and modern ROS2.

Client libraries common

  • rcl - Library to support implementation of language specific ROS Client Libraries.
  • system_tests - Tests for rclcpp and rclpy.
  • rcl_interfaces - A repository for messages and services used by the ROS client libraries.

IDL generators

RMW (ROS middleware)

  • rmw - Contains the ROS middleware API.
  • rmw_connext_cpp - Implement the ROS middleware interface using RTI Connext static code generation in C++.
  • rmw_fastrtps_cpp - Implement the ROS middleware interface using eProsima FastRTPS static code generation in C++.
  • rmw_dps - Implementation of the ROS Middleware (rmw) Interface using Intel's Distributed Publish & Subscribe.
  • rmw_opensplice_cpp - Implement the ROS middleware interface using PrismTech OpenSplice static code generation in C++.
  • rmw_coredx - CoreDX DDS integration layer for ROS2.
  • rmw_freertps - RMW implementation using freertps.
  • rmw_zenoh - RMW implementation using Eclipse zenoh: Zero Overhead Pub/sub, Store/Query and Compute.
  • rcutils - Common C functions and data structures used in ROS 2.
  • freertps - a free, portable, minimalist, work-in-progress RTPS implementation.
  • rmw_cyclonedds - ROS2 RMW layer for Eclipse Cyclone DDS.
  • rmw_zenoh - ROS2 RMW layer for zenoh.
  • rmw_iceoryx - Enables usage of the inter-process-communication middleware Eclipse iceoryx.

DDS communication mechanism implementations

  • Connext DDS - Connectivity Software for Developing and Integrating IIoT Systems. 💲
  • Fast-RTPS - Implementation of RTPS Standard (RTPS is the wire interoperability protocol for DDS).
  • OpenSplice - Implementation of the OMG DDS Standard. 💲
  • CoreDX DDS - Implementation of Twin Oaks Computing, Inc.. 💲
  • freertps - A free, portable, minimalist, work-in-progress RTPS implementation.
  • cdds - Cyclone DDS is developed completely in the open and is undergoing the acceptance process to become part of Eclipse IoT.
  • Micro-XRCE-DDS) - An XRCE DDS implementation (supported by microROS).

Build system (Linux)

  • meta-ros2 - ROS 2 Layer for OpenEmbedded Linux.

Build system (ROS2)

  • ci - ROS 2 CI Infrastructure.
  • ament_cmake_export_jars - The ability to export Java archives to downstream packages in the ament buildsystem in CMake.
  • rmw_implementation_cmake - CMake functions which can discover and enumerate available implementations.
  • rmw_implementation - CMake infrastructure and dependencies for rmw implementations.

Operating systems

  • NuttX - NuttX fork of the official one for use with micro-ROS.
  • RIOT - RIOT is a real-time multi-threading operating system (...,) real-time capabilities, small memory footprint, (...) API offers partial POSIX compliance.
  • eMCOS - POSIX-compliant real-time OS for many-core processors expected to support AUTOSAR in the future.
  • PYNQ - Python-based rapid prototyping of high performance ML applications running on XILINX FPGAs.
  • ReconROS - Framework for ROS2 FPGA-based hardware acceleration. Based on ReconOS.
  • Ubuntu Core - Build secure IoT devices with Ubuntu Core.
  • Ubuntu Server
  • VxWorks - The Secure, Safe, Reliable, and Certifiable real-time OS for Critical Infrastructure
  • Zephyr - Linux Foundation Projects RTOS aiming at beeing secure and safe.


  • ros2-snap - Create a snap for your ROS 2 application.


  • Apex.OS - Apex.OS is a fork of ROS 2 that has been made so robust and reliable that it can be used in safety-critical applications.




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ROSCon 2019

Program announcement(slides + videos)

ROSCon Fr 2019

Program announcement(slides + videos)

ROS-I EU Spring 2019 Workshop

  • Current Status of ROS 2 Hands-on Feature Overview Slides


  • Robot Modularity with Xilinx and H-ROS (Xilinx Inc.) Video

ROSCon JP 2018 (english slide presentations only)

  • What's next for ROS? (from slide 24 onwards) Slides Video

ROSCon 2018

program announcement

  • Hands-on ROS 2: A Walkthrough
  • ROS 2 on Autonomous Driving Vehicles
  • RViz – The tale of a migration to ROS 2.0
  • Launch for ROS 2
  • Getting involved in ROS 2 development
  • Planning to Plan: Plugins All The Way Down
  • Leveraging DDS Security in ROS2
  • Arm DDS Security library: Adding secure security to ROS2
  • ROS2: Supercharging the Jaguar4x4
  • Performance Test - A Tool for Communication Middleware Performance Measuring
  • ROS2 for Android, iOS and Universal Windows Platform: a demonstration of ROS2’s portability, and cross-platform and cross-language capabilities
  • Integrating ROS and ROS2 on mixed-critical robotic systems based on embedded heterogeneous platforms
  • Towards ROS 2 microcontroller meta cross-compilation
  • Node.js Client & Web Bridge Ready for ROS 2.0
  • RCLAda: the Ada client library for ROS2

Embedded World Conference 2018


  • ROS2 - The Robot Operating System Version 2 (TNG Technology Consulting GmbH) Slides Video

ROS Industrial Conference 2017

  • micro Robot Operating System: ROS for highly resource-constrained devices Slides
  • ROS2 - it's coming Slides

ROSCon 2017

  • The ROS 2 vision for advancing the future of robotics development Slides Video
  • ROS2 Fine Tuning Slides Video
  • SLAM on Turtlebot2 using ROS2 Slides Video
  • Using ROS2 for Vision-Based Manipulation with Industrial Robots Slides Video


  • HyphaROS ROS 2.0 Introduction slides

ROS Industrial Conference 2016


ROSCon 2016

ROSCon 2015




Cloud robotics

Robotics Capture the Flag (RCTF)

  • rctf-list - A list of Robotics CTF (RCTF) scenarios.



Working Groups


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