Open Robotics emphasizing interoperability at Robotics Summit

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Brian Gerkey, co-founder and CEO of Open Robotics, will ship the opening keynote presentation on the Robotics Summit & Expo. The worldwide occasion is concentrated on the technical points concerned with the design, growth, manufacture, and supply of business robots. The Robotics Summit & Expo takes place Might 10-11 in Boston on the Boston Conference and Exhibition Heart.

Gerkey’s keynote, referred to as “Robotics Wants a Babelfish: The Skinny on Robotic Interoperability,” will happen Might 10 from 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM. Gerkey will focus on how corporations are addressing interoperability and what choices can be found to distributors, finish customers, and integrators.

Labor challenges and employee security led to an increase in robotic deployments up to now few years. Extra deployments, nonetheless, meant extra integration challenges. Corporations now need their disparate robotic fleets to work collectively. Which means robots from completely different distributors are going to want to search out frequent floor as a result of their prospects will demand it.

Attendees of Gerkey’s discuss will be taught:

  • The historical past of Open-RMF (Robotics Middleware Framework)
  • Greatest practices in a number of vendor robotic interoperability
  • Future interoperability tendencies

“We’re thrilled to have Brian Gerkey ship a keynote on the Robotics Summit,” stated Steve Crowe, co-chair of the occasion. “Interoperability goes to play a important function within the development of the worldwide robotics business. Open Robotics has been on the forefront of interoperability with its Open-RMF know-how that permits robots from completely different distributors to work seamlessly collectively.”

Open Robotics drives the event and adoption of open software program and {hardware} for robotics, together with the favored Robotic Working System (ROS) and Ignition simulator. Previous to Open Robotics, Gerkey labored at Willow Storage, SRI, Stanford College, and the College of Southern California. He’s a robust believer in, frequent contributor to, and fixed beneficiary of open-source know-how.

The Robotics Summit & Expo will function 100-plus exhibitors, 50-plus audio system, the MassRobotics Engineering Profession Truthful, a Design for Additive Manufacturing Workshop, and networking receptions. Attendees even have the prospect to check drive Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped. Full convention passes are $795, whereas expo-only passes are simply $100. Tutorial reductions can be found and tutorial full convention charges are $295. Register as we speak.

Co-Positioned Occasions
The Robotics Summit & Expo can be co-located with the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Discussion board, a convention centered on easing and dashing the event of the subsequent era of healthcare robotics options. Additionally co-located with the Robotics Summit occasion is DeviceTalks Boston, the premier business occasion for medical know-how professionals, at present in its ninth yr. Each occasions appeal to engineering and enterprise professionals from a broad vary of healthcare and medical know-how backgrounds.

Gerkey may also focus on interoperability in the course of the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Discussion board. In a session referred to as “Bringing Interoperable Site visitors Management to Healthcare,” he’ll focus on Open Robotics’ work with Singapore’s Centre for Healthcare Assistive and Robotics Know-how (CHART).

Sponsorship Alternatives
For details about sponsorship and exhibition alternatives, obtain the prospectus. Query concerning sponsorship alternatives ought to be directed to Courtney Nagle at cnagle[AT]

About WTWH Media
WTWH Media is an built-in media firm serving engineering, enterprise and funding professionals via 50+ web sites, print publications, together with many different technical and enterprise occasions. WTWH’s Robotics Group produces The Robotic Report, Robotics Enterprise Evaluation, Collaborative Robotics Tendencies and Cell Robotic Information, on-line technical, enterprise and funding information and data portals centered on robotics and clever techniques. WTWH Media additionally produces main in-person robotics conferences together with the Robotics Summit & Expo, the RoboBusiness Convention & Exposition and the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Discussion board. See for extra data.


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