Brian Gerkey

Brian Gerkey
Director of Open Source Development, Willow Garage


Brian Gerkey is Director of Open Source Development at Willow Garage. Before joining Willow Garage, he was a Computer Scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI, and before that, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford University. Prior to working on ROS, Brian was founder and co-lead developer on the open source Player Project, which still produces one of the most widely-used software platforms for robotics research and education. Brian has presented at numerous robotics conferences over the last 10 years; recently he was a keynote speaker at SIMPAR 2010, and gave invited talks to the OMG robotics standards group and the BRICS (Best Practices in Robotics) research camp.


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Location: Portland 251
Brian Gerkey (Willow Garage)
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ROS, or Robot Operating System, was designed as the ideal open source (BSD) platform for personal robotics because a common software platform is the best way for roboticists, from university researchers to hobbyists, to share their best work and to grow the industry faster. In this session, Brian Gerkey of Willow Garage will provide an introduction to this rapidly-growing OS. Read more.