The Robot Operating System (ROS) [ros.org] is a flexible framework for writing robot software. It is a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that aim to simplify the task of creating complex and robust robot behavior across a wide variety of robotic platforms. In this seminar Ashfaq Farooqui and Martin Viktorsson will give an introduction to ROS and present how they use ROS in their ongoing master thesis work at Volvo GTT, AT&R. The basic intention in this thesis work is to use ROS to link a controller, a simulation environment, and an industrial robot. This setup enables initial development of the control function with the simulation environment and thereafter use the same control function on the real robot. The use of an industrial robot brings that Ashfaq and Martin use a dialect of ROS called ROSIndustrial [rosindustrial.org]. ROSIndustrial is an open source project that extends the advanced capabilities of ROS to manufacturing and other new industrial applications.