SW Architecture & Platform SIG: ROS- Open source SW for computers that interact in the real world



  • Topic: ROS: Open source software for computers that interact in the real world

    From low-cost hardware like Arduinos and Kinects to half-million dollar research robots, Robot Operating System (ROS) is being used by developers around the world to build computers that can perceive and act in the real world. This talk will cover the many capabilities of ROS that have been used for the latest Kinect hacks as well as robots that make you breakfast and fold your laundry.

    Come listen and see how quickly computer is interacting with the physical world, more so than one might think.
    You might see the next big thing with computing and get some sense on the following:

    1. How does Microsoft Kinect work with Linux and ROS? How does the computer see with Kinect?
    BTW, the Microsoft Kinect sold 10 million units in 60 days, faster than sales of iPhone or iPad.
    2. Why ROS and Android?
    3. Why did Google promoting Cloud Robotics at Google IO 2011?


    Ken Conley is the ROS Platform Manager at Willow Garage. He is a co-founder of the ROS open-source robotics framework, which is being used by thousands of users around the world to build the next generation of robotics

    2027 Stierlin Court
    Mountain View, CA

    $20 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SVForum members
    No registration required


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking/Refreshments/Pizza

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations