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Wednesday, August 29 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
The Open Source Approach to Enabling Vehicle Autonomy - Brian Gerkey, Open Robotics

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As the autonomous vehicle industry matures and garners international attention, safety and security should be front and center for every manufacturer. Having a shared reference implementation, with company-specific modifications, is key to safety; think ABS brakes, for example. Simulation is another area where open source plays an important role in advancing safety. In order to replicate a real-world environment, a significant amount of time and distance involving a wide range of moving objects -- such as people, animals, cars with drivers and those without -- are needed. Simulation can provide a real-world environment on a large scale to advance development and validate safety that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

Learn from Open Robotics CEO Brian Gerkey how autonomous vehicle manufacturers use open source to build best in class reference implementations and simulation environments.

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Brian Gerkey

co-founder and CEO, Open Robotics
Brian Gerkey is co-founder and CEO of Open Robotics, which drives the development and adoption of open software and hardware for robotics. Prior to Open Robotics, Brian worked at Willow Garage, SRI, Stanford, and USC. Brian is a strong believer in, frequent contributor to, and constant... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm PDT
Room 207