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open source hardware

A hardware device that can be copied, made and sold by anyone without any royalties or payment. The detailed specifications are published free of charge. Following in the footsteps of open source software, the only requirement of open source hardware is that anyone making the product, whether they modify it or not, must acknowledge its origins and allow everyone else the same rights.

Open source hardware allows a fledgling company to gain fast notoriety if its products are copied by other companies and sold in volume. Even though the originator does not make royalties on devices made elsewhere, the publicity may allow it to sell more of its own product or become known for certain engineering talents. See open source.
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In addition, Hephestos would utilize and further develop flexible and truly open robot control and planning platforms.
Yaskawa Electric to open robot plant in China in February
On March 8, a Kuwait students team won first places in the Arab Open Robot
Key words: open robot interface architecture, industrial software standards, robot real time interconnection, scalable network concept, robotics net
The two-day contests were part of the 2005 Welsh Open Robot Event staged at Denbigh Leisure Centre.
Sony has launched a freshly minted Open Robot (Open-R) architecture as an open platform for a market that does not yet exist.
RoboGames is the world's largest open robot competition with more than 250 teams participating from 28 different countries across 70 different competitive events.
Key words industrial robot network standardization, robot controller network interface, open robot interface architecture, industrial software standards
Open Robot Interface for the network (ORiN) has the main objective to introduce the networked robots into manufacturing systems.
The ORiN project is being conducted in the program "Standardization of Communications Interface for Open Robot used for such as a Manufacturing System" which is consigned to JARA--Japan Robot Association by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) since August in 1999 with the chair Hideo Matsuka.
Open Robot Interface for the Network will exchange the following data among the different robot controllers:
More important than its built-in functions was ApriAlpha(TM)'s integration of Open Robot Controller Architecture (ORCA), which enables simple additions of new functions and upgrades of present functions.