The CERN Robotics Software is used to manage autonomous movement, which allows a modular robotics platform to perform sophisticated tasks. CERN developed this technology to protect its personnel against hazards in the accelerator facilities. It includes drivers that allow integration of various commercially available sensors and robotic arms into the hardware platform.
The application areas are vast and include inspection, monitoring and remote handling in the hazardous environments of many industries. Its autonomous navigation could help visually impaired people with navigation and even be used in driver-assisted cars. The technology is licensed to Ross Robotics, a company that develops modular robotics platforms.