Originally presented on September 08, 2016.

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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 the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard can be used to enable complex robotics applications.

This webinar 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).


Doug Barker, Senior Robotic Systems Engineer. Energid

Doug manages robotic system development projects at Energid Technologies. Through projects funded by NASA, DARPA and commercial partners, the Energid team has applied DDS broadly in applications ranging from aerospace to oil exploration. As a Senior Engineer at Energid, Doug has focused on the development of the robot-human interface, extensible software architecture and robotics simulation algorithms. He has over ten years of experience in numerical modeling of complex systems. He previously worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois with a focus on Computation Science and Engineering.

Dr. Edwin de Jong

Dr. de Jong brings more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. He is one of the pioneers in the development of large-scale, real-time, publish-subscribe middleware that is now revolutionizing the Internet of Things. Edwin joined RTI in 2005 following RTI's acquisition of 4TEC, a company he co-founded in 2002 and led as CEO. Earlier in his career, Edwin was a software consultant specializing in real-time, publish-subscribe middleware for combat-management systems. Edwin holds a PhD in Mathematics and Physics from Leiden University, The Netherlands.