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MARIE is a design tool for mobile and autonomous robot application, designed to facilitate the integration of multiple heterogeneous software elements. It is a flexible tool based on a distributed model, thus allowing the realization of an application using one machine or various networked machines, architectures and platforms. It is now replaced by ROS from Willow Garage.

 Note : MARIE is no longer maintained.


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  4. Côté, C., Brosseau, Y., Létourneau, D., Raïevsky, C., Michaud, F. (2006), "Using MARIE in software development and integration for autonomous mobile robotics", International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Special Issue on Software Development and Integration in Robotics, 3(1):55-60. (pdf)
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