31 Oct '17, 3pm

The Origin Story of ROS, the Linux of Robotics

The Origin Story of ROS, the Linux of Robotics

To fund what we were calling the Stanford Personal Robotics Program, we met with everyone who would talk to us. Our goal was to raise US $4 million, what we estimated it would cost to hire the software engineers to support ROS and to build 10 copies of the robot. We faced a lot of tough questions over the year we were fundraising. But at the end of the day we were a couple of young grad students with no credibility. I am not being humble when I say that. That is literally what out first funders told us when they wrote us our first check. That check was for 50k.

Full article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-sof...

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Halloween Google doodle tells the story of Jinx, the lonely ghost

Halloween Google doodle tells the story of Jinx...

searchengineland.com 31 Oct '17, 2pm

For this year’s Halloween holiday, Google pulled together its full team of doodlers to develop and produce a ghost story. ...