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ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas 2019 Annual Meeting

  • The Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place 2233 South Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, IL 60616 (map)

Registration has CLOSED for the ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas 2019 Annual Meeting on April 12th. If you are a member, we will be providing live streaming information shortly. Thank you for your interest in open source for industrial automation!

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas will host its annual meeting in conjunction with the Automate 2019 show in Chicago. The annual Members' Meeting is a chance to understand the latest developments relative to ROS-Industrial, both within the Americas and around the world. There will be a chance to engage on the strategy for how ROS-I capability is shaped, in particular wiht atest developments around ROS2, and how we navigate the migration and leverage of ROS2.

This is always a great opportunity to engage with other interested end-users, OEMs, solution providers and researchers on open source, interoperable, agile software capabilities. The collaborations that emerge through these interactions have led to significant accomplishments, of which you will learn about at this gathering. We look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago!

When: April 12, 2019 (Immediately following Automate 2019)

Map of 2nd Floor of the Hyatt at McCormick Place - Conference Room “Field”

Map of 2nd Floor of the Hyatt at McCormick Place - Conference Room “Field”

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Chicago, IL 60616, USA

Pre-meeting Dinner: A dinner will precede the April 12 meeting at 7:00 PM on April 11 at The Oyster House, 1933 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616.

Host: Matt Robinson, RIC-Americas Program Manager

Registration: Registration Has Closed


Morning Program

  • 7:30 AM - Doors Open
  • 7:45 AM - Registration & Light Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM - Welcome & Introduction - Matt Robinson
  • 8:10 AM - ROS-I Americas Highlights & What's Coming - Matt Robinson & Levi Armstrong, Southwest Research Institute
  • 8:30 AM - Platformed Verticals, Polarized Offerings: Rethinking Robotics and Automation in 2020 - Mirko Bordignon, ROS-I EU Program Manager, Fraunhofer IPA
  • 8:50 AM - Concepts on Dynamic Grasping and an Update on ROS-I Asia-Pacific - Erik Unemyr, ROS-I Asia-Pacific Program Manager, ARTC
  • 9:10 AM Break
  • 9:25 AM - Roadmapping Workshop - An on your feet moderated exercise that will influence technical direction of ROS-I development for the Americas building on prior workshop outputs
  • 10:40 AM - Robotic Assembly of Large Structures using Vision and Force Guidance - Dr. John Wen, Head of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 11:10 AM - Leveraging ROS for Industrial R&D Projects - Eugen Solowjow, Research Scientist, Siemens
  • 11:40 AM - Lunch

Lunch Keynote: ROS… Common platform to Competitive Edge - Chris Morgan, Chief Innovation Officer of Bastian Solutions/Toyota Advanced Logistics

Afternoon Program

  • 12:40 PM - Focused Technical Project Brainstorming - Presentation of a handful of project topics and opportunity to offer additional topics of interest.
  • 1:25 PM - Standards and Open Source Software for Industrial Automation - Fred Proctor, Group Leader of the Networked Control Systems Group, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • 1:55 PM - Operationalizing Robotics: or how I learned to stop worrying and love IT - Lou Amadio, Group Leader, Microsoft
  • 2:30 PM - ROS2 Roundtable - "Is ROS2 ready for the factory floor?" - Jerry Towler, Southwest Research Institute, Dave Coleman, PickNik, Matt Hansen, Intel, and Chris Lalancette, Open Robotics
  • 3:00 PM - Break
  • 3:15 PM - ROS and the Machinekit Hardware Abstraction Layer - Daniel Rogge, CEO, Tormach
  • 3:45 PM - OEM Partner Spotlight - Roger Christian, Divisional Leader, Yaskawa & Andrew Lonsberry, CEO, Path Robotics
  • 4:15 PM - Reducing Operator Burden for Robotics and Remote Systems in Hazardous Environments - Mitch Pryor, Research Scientist, University of Texas, Austin, Nuclear Robotics Group
  • 4:45 PM - Wrap Up and Adjourn

We look forward to collaborating with the membership and fostering a discussion on what is on the near horizon with regards to open-source advanced robotics development.

Special Note: We would also like to thank Roger Christian for bringing 10 paperback copies of Wyatt Newman’s book, A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS, and they are heavy!   You can buy his paperback version through Amazon for $66.43, Roger has been given a price of $41. Sale is cash or check only, and as noted above the quantities are limited!

Members Exhibiting at Automate and/or PROMAT

  • 3M - Booth #8947
  • ABB - Booth #7546
  • ADLINK Technology - Booth #9411
  • Bastian Solutions - PROMAT Booth #S1603
  • Comau - Booth #7561
  • Epson Robots - Booth #7566
  • Honeywell Intelligrated - Booth #7515, PROMAT Booth #S618a
  • ifm Efector Inc. - Booth #8125
  • KEBA Corporation - Booth #8348
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Booth #8714
  • Pilz Automation Safety, LP - Booth #8937
  • Plus One Robotics - Booth #9547
  • PushCorp Inc. - Booth #8515
  • Siemens - Booth #7929
  • Southwest Research Institute - Booth #8214
  • Universal Robots - Booth #7154
  • Yaskawa America, Inc - Booth #7144
Earlier Event: April 8
Automate 2019