Originally presented on May 05, 2016.

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What do Mars exploration and Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery (MIRS) have in common? In some ways, the technology and communication requirements couldn't be more different.

This provocative talk will examine a wide range of challenges for 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.

Learn why Robot Operating System (ROS) 2.0 and robotic systems like NASA's and MIRO Lab's chose to implement a data-centric architecture using Data Distribution Service (DDS), a communication protocol standard for real-time and embedded systems.

Speaker: 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.