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Tuesday, June 30 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Robot Operating System (ROS) 2 - How Open Source Software and Linux is Powering the Next Generation of Robotics - Katherine Scott, Open Robotics

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Robot Operating System (ROS) is a set of mature free and open source software packages used by the robotics community to program robots. Recently ROS had its first major version upgrade in a decade to ROS 2. This new version introduces a number of changes and new features, many of which simplify the development process and allow users to build virtual robots without ever touching a piece of hardware. ROS 2 is the version of ROS that supports Python 3 out of the box and has new additions that allow for high-fidelity simulations. Simulation makes learning advanced robotics topics more accessible, as you no longer need to outfit a robotics lab and you can simulate cutting edge hardware for free. In this talk we'll cover the state of the open source robotics ecosystem and cover the changes made in ROS 2 to improve its simplicity, stability, safety, and security. These features, along with enhanced embedded hardware support, are helping ROS become the de facto standard for the developers of autonomous vehicles, drones, industrial, and agricultural robots. This talk will give the Linux community and update on ROS ecosystem and a starting point for learning how to use it.

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Katherine Scott

Developer Advocate, Open Robotics
Katherine Scott is the developer advocate for Open Robotics, the makers of Robot Operating System (ROS) and the Gazebo simulation platform. Katherine is the former analytics lead at Planet Labs and Strateos and was a co-founder of Tempo Automation and Sight Machine. Katherine serves... Read More →


Tuesday June 30, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
ELC Theater B