Personnel

Carlos Agüero

Research Engineer

Carlos Agüero received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos under the supervision of Dr. José M. Cañas and Dr.…

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Hugo Boyer

Software Engineer

Hugo received a mechanical engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal. He has over 15 years of professional development experience. …

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Ian Chen

Research Engineer

Ian received his BE and PhD in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Auckland in 2007 and 2011 respectively. His PhD…

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Esteve Fernandez

Software Engineer

Esteve has over 10 years of professional experience. Prior to joining OSRF, Esteve co-founded Fluidinfo, where he built a database for shareable…

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Tully Foote

ROS Platform Manager

Tully Foote is the ROS Platform Manager at the Open Source Robotics Foundation. His work at the Open Source Robotics Foundation is a continuation…

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Roberta Friedman

Controller, Founder

Roberta Friedman is the Controller at OSRF. Prior to joining OSRF, Roberta was the Controller at Willow Garage, as well as consulting with small to medium…

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Brian Gerkey

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Brian Gerkey is CEO of OSRF. Prior to joining OSRF, Brian was Director of Open Source Development at Willow Garage. Previously, Brian was a Computer…

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John Hsu

Chief Science Officer, Founder

John Hsu is Chief Scientist at OSRF. He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2004. His previous work includes…

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Nate Koenig

Chief Technology Officer, Founder

Nate Koenig is the Chief Technology Officer at Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF). Prior to joining OSRF, Nate was a research engineer at Willow Garage…

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Steffi Paepcke

Lead User Experience Designer, Founder

Steffi Paepcke is the Lead User Experience (UX) Designer at the Open Source Robotics Foundation. She received a Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction…

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Steven Peters

Software Engineer

Steven Peters is a Software Engineer at the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF). He contributes to the Gazebo simulator and DRC simulator with…

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Morgan Quigley

Chief Architect, Founder

Morgan Quigley joined the Open Source Robotics Foundation in August 2012 after completing his dissertation defense in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence…

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Jose Luis Rivero

Build Engineer

Jose Luis Rivero is working on release and test techniques at the OSRF. He received a computer engineering degree from Carlos III University and was…

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Dirk Thomas

Software Engineer

Dirk Thomas is the maintainer of the ROS core packages including the build system catkin, message generation, the communication layer as well as the…

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William Woodall

Software Engineer

William is a Software Engineer and a robotics enthusiast. He joined the Open Source Robotics Foundation as a member of the ROS development team in…

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Board of Directors

Wolfram Burgard

Director of the Board

Dr. Burgard is a professor at the University of Freiburg where he leads the Laboratory for Autonomous Intelligent Systems. His major research interests…

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Steve Cousins

Director of the Board

As the President and CEO of Willow Garage, Steve Cousins is leading the charge to accelerate the personal robot revolution. He oversees all business…

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Ryan Gariepy

Director of the Board

Mr. Gariepy is the co-founder and CTO of Clearpath Robotics. Clearpath Robotics specializes in the design and manufacture of robust and reliable unmanned…

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Brian Gerkey

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Brian Gerkey is CEO of OSRF. Prior to joining OSRF, Brian was Director of Open Source Development at Willow Garage. Previously, Brian was a Computer…

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Helen Greiner

Director of the Board

Ms. Greiner is a co-founder of iRobot and currently CEO of CyPhyWorks. She has also been honored as a Technology Review “Innovator for the Next Century”…

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Sam Park

Director of the Board

Mr. Park is the executive vice president of Yujin Robot. At Yujin Robot he has directed the commercialization of educational and entertainment robots,…

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Alumni

Heather Boortz

Software Engineering Intern

Heather is currently at Olin College working on her BS in Engineering, focusing on computer engineering and robotics. She is working on the Cloudsim…

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Stephen Brawner

Software Research Intern

Stephen Brawner is a software research intern. He is a Computer Science PhD student at Brown University working with Chad Jenkins in the Brown Robotics…

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Ben Charrow

Software Engineering Intern

Ben is a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania advised by Prof. Vijay Kumar and Prof. Nathan Michael. His research focuses on how to enable…

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Dave Coleman

Software Engineering Intern

Dave Coleman is a robotic software engineering intern at OSRF working on Gazebo-ROS integration, MoveIt! and applying them to Rethink's Baxter robot.…

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Sarah Elliott

Software Engineering Intern

Sarah is a software engineering intern at OSRF, where she is focusing on Android and ROS compatibility, with the goal of allowing developers to easily…

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Paul Mathieu

Software Research Intern

Paul Mathieu received his M.S. in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Pr. Yoshihiko Nakamura.…

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Kazuto Murase

Software Research Intern

Kazuto Murase studies Mechano-Infomatics at the University of Tokyo in the JSK Lab. He has been developing a robot with arm and eye, integrating…

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Isaac Saito

Software Research Intern

Isaac Saito is a software engineering intern with the ROS Team, working in particular on GUI framework rqt.

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Jimmy Sastra

Mechanical Engineer

Jimmy Sastra is a mechanical engineer at OSRF. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania…

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