CTO at Beta Robots
A chess board with simplified pieces marked with aruco markers, two UR3 arms equipped with two robotic grippers, and two realsense cameras. The combination of the robotic components is very common in universities and research center. The use of markers allows having a simple but comprehensive sense-plan-actuate example with external sync (one player must wait for the other to finish the play to move), for educational or challenge purposes.
ROS is becoming the standard for robotic development, innovation, and integration, ranging from academic to industrial uses, from small to big companies. There is a misbelief that one can't make business with ROS since it is open source. But this is no limitation to create a healthy environment around it. At Beta Robots we encourage its use via our own projects and the release of drivers and interfaces to the public domain, and provide small financial support to the OSRF everytime we can.