[svlug-announce] SVLUG Dec. 7th meeting: Linux-Based Personal Robotics
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Mon Dec 5 23:12:06 PST 2011
Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 2011
TOPIC: Linux-Based Personal Robotics
Systems Engineer, Willow Garage
ROS (Robot Operating System, http://www.ros.org/) provides libraries
and tools to help software developers create robot applications. It
provides hardware abstraction, device drivers, libraries, visualizers,
message-passing, package management, and more.
In building ROS, we use Linux both as a platform and as a model for
development. As a platform, Linux provides a great development
environment and tools, in addition to well-packaged libraries that are
tested and integrated. As a model for development, the open-source
community built up around Linux is one of the most productive ways to
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
As a Systems Engineer at Willow Garage (http://www.willowgarage.com/),
Tully Foote is a core developer of the ROS ecosystem. He works on
core tools and libraries. Recently, he has been focusing on extending
the support of ROS and the infrastructure to more platforms and
architectures. Previous to working at Willow Garage, he worked on
autonomous cars in all three of the DARPA Grand Challenges, first
at CalTech and then at UPenn for the Urban Challenge.
350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
Mountain View, CA 94043
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If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
restaurant/diner after the meeting: Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi, Too,
939 West El Camino Real between Shoreline and Castro, Mountain View.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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