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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

CEO, Open Robotics
Brian Gerkey is CEO of OSRF. Prior to joining OSRF, Brian was Director of Open Source Development at Willow Garage. Previously, Brian was a Computer Scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI, and before that, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Artificial Intelligence... Read More →

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