Connector software: connecting ROS and VDA 5050

The standardized interface VDA 5050 enables communication between different mobile robots and a central fleet management software, such as that of the cloud platform AnyFleet. However, the integration of VDA-5050-compliant communication into existing system architectures is very complex. Together with idealworks, two colleagues from our chair therefore developed a connector software to overcome existing hurdles. The ROS-VDA5050-Connector, an open-source software, connects VDA 5050 in version 1.1 on the vehicle side to the ROS (Robot Operating System) framework.
The beta version of the software is available on GitHub.
Future updates will be incorporated as VDA 5050 updates are released.