Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Seems like the number of expert-answering community websites is flourishing. I just noticed the existance of chiphacker. Everything very interesting around here. Thus my question is:

  • what about something on Robotics?

Rationale: I'm currently working on a robotics project myself (the iCub), which involves lots of coding (either embedded and c/c++; so something that should be discussed on stackoverflow), hardware issues (chiphacker), system issues (a-la serverfault), so on and so forth and some added spices such as svn problems, versioning (, wiki, naming issues, etc.

Plus, the robotics community usually gets lost around re-inventing the wheel (in terms of algorithms, frameworks, etc). You have no idea how much code is lost and re-coded, and the poor comments are just lost in the midst.

Furthermore, I think it would be cool to take the robotics folks out of academia and into the real world. Just a bit, you know, so that we can be ready for when the bots will take over and rule the world :)

If the idea is accepted we need a name..

share|improve this question

Bit late, but I stumbled on this question looking for a SO for robotics.

Just wanted to add, there seems to be one here at and it appears to be active.

share|improve this answer

found one here

also somebody asked my same question a few seconds later. Must be the trend.

share|improve this answer
Good find! Crazy horrible colour scheme though. – Dominic Rodger Nov 17 '09 at 10:04
That other question - has been around for a while (4 months), it was just updated today. – random Nov 17 '09 at 10:27
Unfortunately, as of May 2011, the does not seem to exist anymore – mgfernan May 6 '11 at 6:57

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .