The Trossen Robotics Robodevelopment Talk is Online

Robodevelopment 2007 Talk by Matt Trossen, “Creating a Roadmap for the Merging World of Robotics and Computers”

Robodevelopment Talk

Robotics and computers are merging, there is no doubt about it, but questions remain- Why is it taking so long? Where do the standards belong? What tools are in the marketplace which assist integration? What are the necessary steps to take?

One thing is clear, we need a roadmap to help guide us through this winding road of merging worlds. Join us as we dig deep into this discussion of integrating modern computers into our robotics platforms.

We have uploaded the whole talk to youtube for those that couldn’t make it to the event. The talk is broken up into 10 parts so people can jump to the sections they most care about or watch the whole thing. You can find the speech here on the Trossen Robotics System homepage. The TRS is an industry proposal for a standard Robotics Object Model which will solve many of the issues plaguing the industry today.

2 Responses to “The Trossen Robotics Robodevelopment Talk is Online”

  1. Bob Mottram says:

    This is an excellent talk which I think covers the main bases which need to be covered if robotics is going to progress more rapidly and become a bigger industry. You talk about object models being needed for hardware abstraction. If I’m writing some robot software do you know of any current object models which I could try to comply with?

  2. matt says:

    One place to keep an eye on is the OMG there is also a discussion going on in the forums about Player, but it seems they are concentrating more on protocols.

    BTW- Loved your summary write up over on your site, you said many things better than I did! :)

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