Computing That Serves

ROS: an Open-Source Robot Operating System


Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 12:00pm


Morgan Quigley


Mike Goodrich

This talk will provide an overview of the Robot Operating System (ROS, ), an open-source robotics software integration framework that began at Stanford University and Willow Garage in 2007, and which has since become one of the de-facto standards of robotics middleware. The ROS ecosystem includes thousands of packages created, extended, and improved by roboticists around the world, including formal academic R&D, independent hobby projects, and commercial products. This talk will provide some context for the design of ROS, describe what people are doing with it, and outline some current and future directions for development. There will be robot movies and simulation demos.


Morgan Quigley is a Co-Founder of the Open Source Robotics Foundation in Mountain View, California. He was one of the originators of the Robot Operating System (ROS), a popular open-source software framework and supporting ecosystem that seeks to promote interoperability and collaborative software development in robotics. Dr. Quigley completed a PhD in Computer Science at Stanford University in 2012, and his research interests include distributed embedded systems, hardware/software co-design, and real-time processing.