Introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS) Middleware – Mike Anderson, The PTR Group, Inc.
One of the most full-featured middleware for developing robotics platforms is the Robot Operating System (ROS). ROS enjoys a huge community of users and a significant ecosystem of both hardware and software support for the development sophisticated robotics platforms. In this session, you will have an opportunity to learn about ROS its installation on a Linux system and its use in the creation of a small mobile robotic platform.
About Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson is currently Chief Scientist for The PTR Group, Inc. With over 40 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS offerings for IoT devices. However, his focus over the past decade is primarily embedded Linux on a number of CPU architectures. As an instructor and consultant, Mike is a regular speaker at the Embedded Linux Conference, OpenIoT Summit and the Embedded Systems Conference as well as other Linux and IoT-oriented conferences. Ongoing projects include several efforts focused on migrating applications from RTOS offerings to real-time enhanced Linux platforms. Additional projects include work with mesh wireless topologies, 6LoWPAN, commercial reverse engineering and multiple robotics projects in working with the FIRST Robotics Program in the high schools.