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ROS Electric Emys


Electric Emys was released on August 30, 2011 and is the fourth ROS distribution release. Electric Emys includes stable libraries for arm_navigation and PCL and also expands ROS support to many new platforms like Android and Arduino.


Please see the installation instructions.

Stack contributors: debian build status


ROS Electric Emys is primarily targeted at the Ubuntu Lucid through Natty releases, though it can also be installed on various Linux systems like Red Hat, Debian, and Gentoo. It can also be used on OSes like Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Android, and Windows, though with more limited compatibility.


Batteries included, but modular

wizardArm navigation 1.0

Interactive markers

PCL 1.1

OpenCV 2.3, standalone

Android, Pure Java




Python 3

ROS core improvements

The ROS package system and rosdep install tool were upgraded for ROS Electric to help make ROS smaller and easier to use with more platforms. For information, please see the REPs below.

Other improvements

New image processing nodelets

Improved camera_calibration and image_proc

robot_model: COLLADA/URDF integration and new urdf tools




camera_info_manager URLs

Migration from Diamondback

The following packages have been migrated to standard system installs.

Please see their pages to help you migrate.

Several deprecated features have been removed, including:

New/Reorganized stacks:

Change Lists

Planning (old)

Please see the planning document.

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