In a major milestone for the open source robotics community, we’re proud to announce that we’re opening our first overseas office in Singapore. More details will be available soon, but Open Robotics is joining the growing ranks of enthusiastic ROS and Gazebo developers in Singapore. We’re honored that this development was mentioned by Senior Minister of State Koh Poh Koon in his speech at the opening of the new LaunchPad Robotics Centre.
Dr. Morgan Quigley and Dr. Michael Grey will be the first employees working in the Singapore office. We will be hiring to grow the team as we work with local partners to continue the development and evangelism of ROS and Gazebo, as well as to focus on efforts around ROS 2. If you would like to join us in Singapore, please keep an eye out for local job openings.
According to our most recent metrics, half of the top ten countries of origin for visitors to the ROS wiki are in Asia, but it doesn’t take a mathematician (or a roboticist) to realize the importance of the Asia-Pacific market, particularly for robotics. Needless to say, we are very excited to be setting up shop in Singapore and look forward to sharing more information about our plans, partners and progress.