Part 1 of our 5-part documentary about ROS (Robot Operating System) and the people that turned this open source software into a global phenomenon.
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From the Film
CEO of Open Robotics
Brian was director of open source development at Willow Garage where he helped lead the development of the Robot Operating System (ROS). He is currently CEO of Open Robotics.
CEO of Fetch Robotics
Melonee was Willow Garage’s second employee. She worked on the team that developed ROS and also spearheaded Willow’s intern program. She is now the CEO of Fetch Robotics.
CTO and Co-founder of Zipline
Keenan co-created ROS while a graduate student at Stanford. He went on to be a leader at Willow Garage. He is now the CTO and co-founder of Zipline.
Human-Robot Interaction Researcher at University of California, Santa Cruz
Leila researched human-robot interaction at Willow Garage. She is now an associate professor of computational media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Editor at IEEE Spectrum
Evan is a contributing editor at IEEE Spectrum. Since 2007, he has written over 6,000 articles on robotics, science, and technology.
CTO of Open Robotics
Nate got his start as an intern at Willow Garage. He is now the CTO of Open Robotics where he helps lead development of the open source robotics simulator he developed—Gazebo.
This film and the Open Source Stories series are about the importance of open source and intended to celebrate community-based innovation. They are not reflective of Red Hat's product strategy.