Actin® & Distributed Robotic Control — June 15, 2016

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Actin and Connext DDS Seminar

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Distributed Robotic Control: Learn from the Experts

A growing number of advanced robotics applications require tight coordination of multiple systems and devices. Sensors, actuators, manipulators and mobile platforms all must communicate with each other to meet the demanding requirements of today’s emerging robotics applications. Join the experts from RTI and Energid as they discuss how Actin® and the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard can be used to enable complex robotics applications. This highly interactive, practical session will also examine a wide range of common challenges of designing modern robotic systems, based on real-life lessons learned from NASA’s Human Robotic Systems project and MIRO Lab, an advanced robotic assistance research laboratory. Specific use cases will be discussed that cover applications in robotic oil drilling (with some of the world’s largest robots), space exploration (rover simulations for NASA) and advanced manipulation (with lightweight dexterous tabletop robots).

Participants will:

  • Learn why Actin® robotic control, Robot Operating System (ROS) 2.0, and robotic systems like NASA and MIRO Lab’s chose to implement a data-centric architecture using Data Distribution Service (DDS).
  • Explore the DDS standard and its application to their own robotics systems to address a wide range of common design challenges.
  • See a live demo of the acclaimed Actin software, a comprehensive C++ toolkit and application suite, that supports coordination of multiple, heterogeneous robotic systems and sensors.

Who should attend:

Developers and architects working on robotics and autonomous vehicle architectures and programs.

Date, Time and Agenda:

June 15, 2016 | 9am – 1pm

  • 8:30-9:00 – Registration and continental breakfast
  • 9:00-10:00 – Space Rovers and Surgical Robots: System Architecture Lessons
  • 10:00-10:30 – DDS Concepts and Overview
  • 10:30-10:45 – Break
  • 10:45 -11:45 – Distributed Robotic Control using Actin and DDS – plus demo
  • 11:45 -12:00 Discussion and wrap-up


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