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Plankton: open source simulator for maritime robotics researchers compatible with ROS 2

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to announce that we started in June 2020 a project of open source simulator dedicated to maritime robotics researchers. We call this simulator Plankton.

And we are happy to share that we released a beta version of Plankton yesterday!

This first step has involved making the famous UUV_Simulator compatible with ROS 2 (Eloquent, and soon Foxy). The next step will focus on performance and visual fidelity improvements, for a new release by the end of the year.

Any feedback on this project are very appreciated :slight_smile: