I’m excited to share Foxglove Studio (foxglove.dev), a new open source tool that we have been working on for robotics visualization and debugging. It’s similar in some ways to existing ROS tools (rviz, rqt, etc), but in one integrated tool, with some extra features thrown in.
We have builds for Linux (Ubuntu/Debian), macOS, and Windows, so it’s easy to get started. You can open ROS bag files, or connect to a running ROS master (either directly or via a rosbridge websocket). We currently support ROS 1, and ROS 2 support is planned very soon.
Foxglove began as a fork of Webviz, developed at Cruise and originally introduced in this post. Our team all previously worked at Cruise and worked on + used Webviz. However, Webviz is first and foremost an internal Cruise tool, and we intend to take Foxglove in a different direction (for example, we are focusing on a desktop app rather than browser-based, which allows us to connect directly to TCP sockets and do many other interesting things). I’m happy to share more about our roadmap if people are interested.