Ackermann Interest Group

This page provides links to all current ROS code related to Ackermann steering based robots. Discussions are aimed at producing generic interfaces for control, navigation and simulation of Ackermann robots.


  • Piyush Khandelwal
  • Jack O'Quin
  • Cedric Pradalier
  • Chien-Liang Fok
  • Austin Hendrix
  • Matt Droter


We are interested in mobile robots using Ackermann steering geometry, as shown in this diagram (from Wikipedia). Since these robots cannot turn in place, they are difficult for the standard ROS navigation stack to support.


Diagram by User:Bromskloss [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons. Original image cropped by Andy Dingley.

Robots and code


Wiki: Ackermann Group (last edited 2017-01-19 15:20:54 by KeithSevcik)