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Robot Frameworks for Developers

An Electronic Design-hosted webinar supported by Performance Motion Devices.

This webinar was originally held on May 23, 2022 and is now available for on demand viewing.

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Robots are a challenging combination of software, real-time services, perception, and mechanical motion control. Frameworks like the Robot Operating System (ROS) help coordinate these pieces. The panelists in this webinar will address these platforms as well as how it relates to hardware control and simulation environments.


Joe Speed, VP of Product & Chief Evangelist, Apex.AI

Joe works on the Apex.OS that is a functionally safe ROS 2 distro to meet automaker and robot maker needs. Apex.OS Cert is safety certified ISO 26262 ASIL-D ROS 2 distro and recipient of CES 2021 Innovation Award. It is built on open source platforms such as Open Robotics ROS 2, Eclipse Cyclone DDS and Eclipse iceoryx adding functional safety, improving performance, and providing support for use in commercial and safety-critical products.

Katherine Scott, Developer Advocate, Open Robotics

Katherine Scott is a software engineer specializing in robotics and computer vision. Scott is currently the Developer Advocate at Open Robotics, the maintainers of ROS and Ignition Gazebo, and sits on the board of the Open Source Hardware Association. She was Cofounder and Software Lead at Tempo Automation, a manufacturer of low-volume electronics, served as Director of Research and Development at Sight Machine, a leader in manufacturing analytics, and worked as a computer vision engineer. Along the way, Scott developed a large part of the SimpleCV Python library, and several innovative software prototypes in the fields of computer vision, graphics, augmented reality, and robotics.

Gerard Andrews, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, NVIDIA

Gerard Andrews is focused on the robotics developer community. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Gerard was at Cadence where he was Product Marketing Director, responsible for product planning, marketing, and business development for licensable processor IP. He holds an MS in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University.

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