Facebook PyRobot Opens Code Base to Speed Robotics Research and Development

Facebook PyRobot goes open source to speed robotics, AI research

By The Robot Report

Facebook PyRobot Opens Code Base to Speed Robotics Research and Development

As major technology companies look to robotics and artificial intelligence to grow their ecosystems of suppliers, partners, and customers, they have embraced the open-source community. Facebook Inc. today announced that it is making the PyRobot framework for robotics research and benchmarking open source.

PyRobot, which Facebook developed with Carnegie Mellon University (see video above), is designed to allow AI researchers and students to get robots working in just a few hours without specialized knowledge of device drivers, controls, or planning.