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Tuesday, April 5 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Why is Robotics Converging on Embedded Linux and Where’s It Going Next? - Tully Foote, Open Source Robotics Foundation

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Robotics is rapidly evolving. As new advances becomes available they are adopted rapidly; whether it be new computation, sensing or actuation. As a highly interdisciplinary field with a large variety of applications at many different scales there are many different approaches. However for many of these applications embedded Linux is becoming the default computation platform. This talk will cover the history of computing in robots, use that history to understand what’s driving the choices of computer systems for robots, and explain why embedded Linux has become a dominant force. Having identified the design tradeoffs driving selection of computers for robotics systems, Tully Foote will look at what upcoming technologies and developments in computing are going to be most important to future robotic products.

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Tully Foote

ROS Platform Manager, Open Source Robotics Foundation
Tully Foote is the ROS Platform Manager at the Open Source Robotics Foundation. His work at the Open Source Robotics Foundation is a continuation of his work at Willow Garage where he focused on ROS development, building core tools and libraries to support the ROS community. ROS is the world’s leading open source robot operating system. Prior to Willow Garage he worked on all three DARPA Grand Challenges, twice on the Caltech team and in the... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Harbor Ballroom A