Project Governance

Technical Steering Committee (TSC)

Since the beginning of ROS, the project has been overseen and prioritized primarily by one organization, first Willow Garage and now Open Robotics. That approach has worked well enough, as evidenced by the widespread adoption of ROS around the world.

But with ROS 2, we want to broaden participation to accelerate ROS 2 delivery, starting with these areas: determining the roadmap, developing core tools and libraries, and establishing working groups to focus on important topics. To that end, we’ve established a Technical Steering Committee (TSC). As described in the charter, the TSC comprises representatives of organizations that are contributing to the development of ROS 2, and it has the responsibility to set the technical direction for the project.

Packages relevant to this ROS 2 TSC are listed in REP 2005.

Meeting notes can be found on ROS Discourse.

The current members of the ROS 2 TSC are (19 as of 2021-02-22):

ADLINK Technology logo

ADLINK Technology: Joe Speed

Amazon logo

Amazon: Aaron Blasdel

Apex.AI logo

Apex.AI: Lyle Johnson

Bosch logo

Bosch: Karsten Knese

Ubuntu logo

Canonical: Sid Faber

eProsima logo

eProsima: Jaime Martin Losa

GVSC logo

GVSC: Jerry Towler (SwRI)

Intel logo

Intel: Harold Yang

iRobot logo

iRobot: Ori Taka

LG Electronics logo

LG Electronics: Lokesh Kumar Goel

Microsoft logo

Microsoft: Lou Amadio

Open Robotics logo

Open Robotics: Chris Lalancette

PickNik logo

PickNik: Dave Coleman

ROBOTIS logo

ROBOTIS: Will Son

Rover Robotics logo

Rover Robotics: Nick Fragale

Samsung logo

Samsung: Steven Macenski

Sony logo

Sony: Tomoya Fujita

TRI logo

Toyota Research Institute: Ian McMahon

Wind River logo

Wind River: Andrei Kholodnyi


If you are interested in joining the ROS 2 TSC, please inquire via info@openrobotics.org.

Working Groups (WGs)

As described in its charter, the TSC establishes working groups (WGs) to discuss and make progress on specific topics.

The current WGs are (11 as of 2021-01-12):

Control

  • Lead(s): Bence Magyar, Karsten Knese

  • Resources:

Edge AI

  • Lead(s): Joe Speed

  • Resources:

Embedded Systems

  • Lead(s): Francesca Finocchiaro

  • Resources:

Middleware

  • Lead(s): William Woodall

  • Resources:

Manipulation

  • Lead(s): Dave Coleman, Mark Moll

  • Resources:

Real-time

  • Lead(s): Andrei Kholodnyi, Carlos San Vicente

  • Resources:

Rust

  • Lead(s): Ruffin White, Geoffrey Biggs

  • Resources:

Safety

  • Lead(s): Geoffrey Biggs

  • Resources:

Security

  • Lead(s): Sid Faber

  • Resources:

Tooling

  • Lead(s): Emerson Knapp, Thomas Moulard

  • Resources:

Hardware Acceleration

If you’d like to join an existing ROS 2 WG, please contact the appropriate group lead(s) directly. If you’d like to create a new WG, please inquire via info@openrobotics.org.

Working Group Policies

  • Meetings should be posted to the Google calendar as well as announced on Discourse.

  • Meetings should have notes and be posted to Discourse using appropriate working group tag.

  • For attending the groups meetings please join the associated google group to get invites automatically.

Upcoming ROS Events

Upcoming Working group meetings can be found in this Google Calendar. It can be accessed via iCal.

If you have an individual event or series of events that you’d like to post please contact info@openrobotics.org