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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) is an independent, nonprofit applied R&D organization with a staff of approximately 3,000 engineers, scientists, analysts, technologists, and support staff who specialize in the creation and transfer of technology. For over a quarter century, SwRI's Manufacturing and Robotics Technology department (MRTD) has been developing innovative automation and robotics solutions. MRTD specializes in solving challenging automation problems, including advanced industrial robotic systems and the development of custom automation solutions. Expertise includes large-scale machine design, robot perception and planning, and multidisciplinary applications.
SwRI is committed to bringing research to industry. SwRI is a founding member of the open-source ROS-Industrial program, whose goal is to enable new applications and reduce project costs for industrial robotics by leveraging the advanced capabilities of the Robot Operating System (ROS). ROS Industrial is an open-source project, which is now a global initiative steered by a global Consortium, and includes innovative software capabilities and applications for industry based on foundational open-source building blocks.
Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, SwRI is an independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organization. SwRI employees perform contract research and development for government and industrial clients worldwide.