Open Source robotics has now been present for more than 10 years and has achieved some success, at least in research and education. There are numerous projects for open source robotics
Although less known, it has been possible for more than a decade to deploy a complete solution for industrial automation based on free software and open hardware. The first success case was demonstrated by SSAB in Sweden in a fairly large factory which produces steel.
This page tries to collect all success cases and initiatives related to open source robotics and industrial automation. It is a work-in-progress. Feel free to contribute by write to sven (dot) franck (at) nexedi (dot) com or by suggesting new entries on Nexedi's contact page.