[lug] BLUG Meeting Announcement 2013-04-11

anna anna.cereti at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 07:43:34 MDT 2013

I might have missed the announcement... Just in case, here is the info
about this month's meeting (this Thursday!).

Talk: *The Next Big Linux Platform: Robotics*

Speaker: Dave Coleman

When: 7:15 p.m. on Thu, Apr 11, 2013

Where: Applied Trust, 1033 Walnut St, Bulder, CO 80302

          Applied Trust is on Walnut Street in downtown Boulder. It is
          the door just west of Amante Coffee.

    Map : http://lug.boulder.co.us/meetings.html

Parking : Parking on the street is free after 7pm and there are 2 public
          garages on Walnut at $1.25/hour and bike parking on the sidewalk
          in front of the office.

    Bus : Less than 2 blocks from Broadway which is served by the Skip
          Less than 4 blocks from the Boulder Transit Center which serves
          almost all routes.

As robots make their way into our everyday lives, so does Linux. The
Robotics Operating System (ROS), built on Linux, is today one of the main
platforms for roboticists around the world, and even in space. It is used
extensively in academia, industry and government. A review of the state of
the art in robotics will be followed by a description of the ROS
architecture. In its 6th year of development, some of the lessons that have
been learned with ROS will be discussed including the choice build systems,
release tools, version control, and package maintenance. Though not
perfect, ROS is a successful example of a world wide collaborative open
source effort.

Pre meeting food

Food will be available at the meeting location, so please show up around
6:45 pm and join us for a bite to eat. We'll start the meeting about 7:15.

See you there!
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