As if we weren't "Humble" enough, Here comes ROS 2 Iron Irwini

So we’ve seen ROS Indigo and ROS Melodic on the GoPiGo3, then came ROS 2 Foxy, Galactic and Humble on GoPiGo3.



  • 2023-05-03T07:00:00Z UTC Tutorial & Testing Party begins
  • 2023-05-03T15:00:00Z UTC PT Tutorial & Testing Party Hangout + Q&A
  • 2023-05-08T07:00:00Z UTC ROS 2 Iron Irwini logo announcement and merchandise sale opening
  • 2023-05-16T07:00:00Z UTC Tutorial & Testing Party ends
  • 2023-05-23T07:00:00Z UTC ROS 2 Iron Irwini released

Note May 8 If you want to say “been there, got the t-shirt”

For context, ROS 2 Humble Hawksbill was released last year May 23, 2022 and is a “5-Year Release” with EOL May 23, 2027. Iron Irwini will be released this year May 23, 2023 and is an “18 Month Release” with EOL of Nov 23, 2024. ROS 2 releases are planned for “Turtle Day” each year, and alternate between a 5-Year Release, and 18 month release.

There are no new features in Iron that the GoPiGo3 will suffer without, so sticking with ROS 2 Humble on GoPiGo3 for a few years will prevent a rash of “new system” headaches. (Honestly, I’m still recovering from migrating to ROS 2 Foxy, then to Galactic, and then to Humble. I like the idea of freezing at Humble.)

Link to Setting Up And Using A ROS 2 Humble Hawkbill GoPiGo3