Marc Alban (SwRI), Levi Armstrong (SwRI), Dejanira Araiza(ARTC), Patrick Beeson (TracLabs), Mirko Bordignon (IPA), Douglas Brooks (SwRI), Dave Coleman (PickNic), Frantisek Durovshy (Photoneo), Shaun Edwards (PlusOne), Stephen Hart (TracLabs), Kelsey Hawkins (GA Tech), Brett Hemes (3M), Michel Lambert (CNRC), Victor Lamoine (Institut Maupertuis), Chris Lewis (SwRI), Conghui Liang (ARTC), Mathias Lüdtke (IPA), Eric Marcil (Yaskawa Motoman NA), Murilo Martins (Ocado Technology), Felix Messmer (IPA), Ted Miller (Yaskawa Motoman NA), Arunava Nag (ARTC), Jorge Nicho (SwRI), Walter Pintor (ARTC), Joesph Polden (ARTC), Frederick Proctor (NIST), Isaac Saito (TORK), Craig Schlenoff (NIST), Daniel Solomon (Amazon Robotics), Gijs van der Hoorn (TU Delft), Lars Tingelstad (NTNU), Florian Weisshardt (IPA), Nicholas Yeo (ARTC), Jeremy Zoss (SwRI), Josh Langsfeld (SwRI), Michael Ripperger (SwRI), Joseph Schornak (SwRI), Matthew Powelson (SwRI), David Merz (SwRI), Ben Greenberg (SwRI)
Founder and Lead Architect of ROS-Industrial Software
Mr. Edwards is a co-founder at PlusOne Robotics. He has a decade of experience conceptualizing, designing, and deploying robotics and automation systems for factory automation. Prior to founding ROS-I, he was a visiting researcher at Willow Garage. Mr. Edwards received his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Gijs van der Hoorn
ROS-Industrial Project Manager, TU Delft
Gijs van der Hoorn is a researcher at the Delft Robotics Institute and the Delft BioRobotics Laboratory of the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. His main interests include software engineering in experimental robotics contexts, industrial robotics and factory automation. At home, he enjoys tinkering with ROS, Mindstorms and his collection of robotic toys. Gijs received his Master of Science in Computer Science from the Technical University of Delft.
ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas Program Manager
Mr. Robinson is the Program Manager for the ROS-Industrial Consortium – Americas, in his current role he is tasked with setting the strategy and vision to align the open source development community with industry needs. Prior to his current role, Mr. Robinson was team leader for Caterpillar’s Manufacturing Technology Automation Research. Here, Mr. Robinson led development and deployment of automation tools to improve the performance and productivity of Caterpillar manufacturing facilities around the globe. Mr. Robinson, during this time, also led manufacturing value stream design initiatives that led to the deployment of over 50 robotic/automated manufacturing systems around the world. Mr. Robinson has a Master’s Degree in Welding Engineering from Ohio State University.
ROS-Industrial Project Manager, Fraunhofer IPA
Dr. Ulrich Reiser is heading the group for software engineering and system integration which aims at increasing the efficiency of both industrial and service robot application development. He holds a PhD from the University of Stuttgart in the area of software engineering for complex service robots. He was involved in various European research projects, e.g. COGNIRON, BRICS, SRS and R3-COP. He currently manages the ROS-Industrial Europe Consortium.
ROS-Industrial Project Manager, Fraunhofer IPA
Florian Weisshardt finished his studies of “Mechatronics and Automation” with the focus on Robot Systems at the University of Stuttgart in 2009. Since 2009 he is working as a Research Associate and project manager at the Service Robotics Group at Fraunhofer IPA in the field of System Engineering and Software Development for Service Robots. He is leading several national and international founded projects and coordinating the Open Source Software development for the Service Robot Care-O-bot and ROS-Industrial.
ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe Scientific Coordinator, TU Delft
Dr. Martijn Wisse is co-founder and associate professor of the TU Delft Robotics Institute. He heads the agile manufacturing research in Delft, and coordinates several national and international research projects within this theme such as "Factory-in-a-Day". Martijn has also co-founded two spin-off companies in the field of agile robotics. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering for bio-inspired robotics from Delft University of Technology.
ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe Progam Manager, Fraunhofer IPA
Dr. Bordignon is a Senior Expert at Fraunhofer IPA, which he joined after spending four years in industry developing on-board and traffic control software for automated guided vehicles. As a graduate student and later postdoctoral researcher he investigated and developed novel software toolchains for modular robotics based on model-based code generation and domain-specific languages. He received BS and MS degrees from the University of Padova, Italy, and a PhD from the University of Southern Denmark. He held visiting positions at Örebro University, Sweden, and Harvard University, USA.
ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific Progam Manager, A*STAR Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre
Mr. Unemyr manages the ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific, where he aims to proliferate ROS adoption and advanced robotic applications to be successfully deployed in industry and commercial applications.
He received his Master of Science degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Prior to ROS-Industrial, he spent majority of his career in industrial MNCs delivering software and hardware products all the way from concept to mass-production. Erik holds 7 patents within the fields of printing applications and image processing.