Category Topics

Packaging and Release Management

This category is a place for maintainers to communicate about ongoing release issues.


News and general discussion about ROS. Kind of like the “ros-users” of
If you have a question: Please ask on Robotics Stack Exchange according to our support guidelines. This is not the right place.

Local User Groups

This is a category to contain subcategories for local user groups. By using these forums the local user groups can provide locally relevant content while still being sharable with the community.


Our group has been operating continuously since the end of 2011. We mainly focus on defining common interfaces and best practices, so various classes of drivers work consistently with other ROS components. Please join us if you are interested and willing to contribute.


Welcome to MoveIt’s home for project announcements, future roadmaps, releases, and high level questions. This category is not for MoveIt users questions or applications to specific robots. For user questions, please post on ROS Answers and tag with ‘moveit’ or discuss on Discord - all off topic questions will be deleted from this Discourse category.

Training & Education

This category if for trainers & teachers of ROS as well as for “ newbies ” interested in training and education activities with ROS. We hope this becomes THE area where you can quickly find announcements (of trainings , questions with regards to new hardware platforms for education , etc) worldwide for people looking for resources for learning about ROS - no matter if you are an experienced programmer, have recently joined the ROS community or are only a visitor from outside the community.

Maritime Robotics

This category has been setup to provide a forum for groups and individuals using ROS for robotic applications under and at the water surface. Some distinct issues associated with maritime applications include integration of maritime specific sensors (e.g., Doppler velocity logs, multibeam sonar, etc.), intermittent communication and navigation, the influence of buoyancy and hydrodynamics on mobile platforms and the influence of the underwater/near-surface environment on perception.

Next Generation ROS

This is a forum to talk about the next generation of ROS.

ROS Projects

ROS Projects - a place for the community to discuss any projects they are (or would like to be) working on, from the smallest of tweaks to the largest of ventures. Somewhere we can come together to get help and feedback; give advice and opinions; publicize and discover; contribute to and learn from the various ROS-related projects that we are all working on.


Please use this category to post job openings of interest to ROS users.

Navigation Stack

This SIG is intended for discussions about the ROS navigation stack and plans for future releases of it. Please join us if you are interested and willing to contribute.


This is a category to discuss the ROS buildfarm.


This is a forum for TurtleBot users to communicate.

robot description formats

This category is for discussing robot description formats and the surrounding tools:


The location for discussion for ROS-Industrial (ROS-I) related topics. ROS-I, an open-source project, that brings ROS to manufacturing automation and robotics. The ROS-I repository includes interfaces for common industrial hardware (manipulators, grippers, etc) and networks. Software libraries for 2D/3D sensor calibration, path planning, applications (Scan-N-Plan), developer tools (Qt Creator ROS Plugin), and training curriculum that is specific to the needs of manufacturers. ROS-I is supported by an international Consortium of industry and research members.

Aerial Vehicles

This category is a place for discussions about aerial vehicles. There is a growing community of people using ROS on aerial vehicles.

Client Libraries

This category is for discussing topics on everything related to ROS client libraries.


This category is to discuss methods to bridge to, integrate, and otherwise incorporate embedded systems in the Robot Operating System ( ROS, )

Computer Vision / Perception

Discussion on object recognition, visual sensors, and other computer vision and perception concepts in ROS.


The goal of the ROS Layer for OpenEmbedded Linux is to create a layer to cross-compile ROS and set up a Linux & ROS infrastructure for various embedded systems. In the end, setting up a ROS infrastructure for an embedded system should be as easy as currently for a Ubuntu system.

Space ROS

This is the category for discussion topics relating to Space ROS.


Welcome to the ROS-Agriculture Discourse category! This is the place for ROS-A discussions, announcements and interaction with ROS (1 and 2) users in agriculture wherever they are. Any and all topics related to the use of ROS in agriculture are welcome here (including navigation and localisation in open fields, vinyards and orchards, identification and localisation of crops and plants, manipulation, closed-loop control of drones for crop-dusting and many more).

Sense Think Act

Sense Think Act is a podcast about all areas of robotics brought to you by Open Robotics.


Welcome to Autoware forum for project announcements, future development roadmaps, releases, and community discussion.

ARIAC users

This category is for participants in the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC)

Site Feedback

Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.

Quality Assurance

A dedicated place for quality assurance discussion, where we can explain, promote, develop and discuss QA practices, techniques and tools. This is for everybody, from the quality enthusiast, who cares about quality of ROS, to a community member who has a question or feedback. Here, you can get help about QA practices and processes, discuss ROS quality and contribute to ongoing ROS QA initiatives and activities, and provide feedback on the ongoing QA work.


This is a category for Mirror administrators.


The Humanoids SIG will work to expand the core ROS capabilities for humanoid robot platforms. Areas of interest include motion planning and control for bipedal mobility, arm control and dexterous manipulation, and coordinated whole body movement.

Multi-Robot Systems

The Multi-Robot Operations category contains discussions on all aspects of tooling for multi-robot systems.


Welcome to the CARMA forum for advancing Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA) through open collaboration!