SROS2 Tutorial | ROSCon 2019

Securing Robotics with SROS2

This tutorial will provide a formal introduction to SROS2 for roboticists as an effort towards advancing the state of security in the robotics community. The objectives of this session will be multifaceted; primary hands-on instruction in setup and use of newer security features and tooling within ROS2, while secondary and tertiary objective include insighting more contributors to join the the project as well as soliciting further feedback.


Wednesday, 30th October 2019 (14:00-17:00)

ROSCon is a single-track 2-day conference, the 2019 edition will take place in Macao during the week preceeding IROS, from October 31st to November 1st. Starting with the 2019 edition, ROSCon has a pre-conference workshops half-day, this workshop will thus take place on the afternoon of October 30th.


Conrad Macao, Cotai Central (room TBD):

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Ruffin White | UCSD

Ruffin White is a Ph.D. student in the Contextual Robotics Institute at University of California San Diego, under the direction of Dr. Henrik Christensen. Having earned his Masters of Computer Science at the Institute for Robotics \& Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology, he remains an active contributor to ROS and a collaborator with the Open Source Robotics Foundation. His research interests include mobile robotics, with an focus on secure sub-systems design, as well as advancing repeatable and reproducible research in the field of robotics by improving development tools and standards for robotic software.

Mikael Arguedas | Unaffiliated

Mikael received his joint MSc from GeorgiaTech and ENSEA (France) in 2015 with a major in Electronics and Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. He worked as a research assistant at GTRI and developed Computer Vision algorithms for detection of rigid and deformable objects. Before that, Mikael received a BS in Embedded Systems, Robotics and RTOS from IUT Cachan in 2011. He has been working on various ROS projects during the last few years. He worked at Open Robotics from 2015 to 2018 where he worked on ROS2 and more relevantly authored the SROS2 tools.

Thomas Moulard | AWS Robotics

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Odei Olalde | Alias Robotics

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Gorka Olalde | Alias Robotics

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Additional Organizers

Henrik Christensen | UCSD

Dr. Henrik I. Christensen is a Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of California San Diego. He is also Director of the Institute for Contextual Robotics. Prior to his coming to the University of California San Diego he was the founding director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent machines (IRIM) at Georgia Institute of Technology (2006-2016). Dr. Christensen does research on systems integration, human-robot interaction, mapping and robot vision. He has published more than 300 contributions across AI, robotics and vision. His research has a strong emphasis on “real problems with real solutions.” A problem needs a theoretical model, implementation, evaluation, and translation to the real world.