Erik Nieves, as Technology Director for Yaskawa Motoman Robotics (2nd largest industrial robot OEM), maps robotics development horsepower in the Americas. He notes that ROS is emerging everywhere.
Shaun Edwards, Visiting Researcher at Willow Garage, develops software for the first industrial robot controlled with the
simple_message protocol, later to become ROS-Industrial (ROS-I).
With the team at SwRI, Shaun launches the ROS-I repository, and Paul Hvass launches the ROS-I Consortium.
ROS-I emerges at the Automate Conference in Chicago with a 3D vision-driven robotic picking demonstration. Erik is a presenter at the inaugural meeting of the ROS-I Consortium and becomes the member representative to the Consortium for Yaskawa Motoman Robotics.
Shaun leads a parcel singulation research project; an e-commerce company is interested. The ROS-I Consortium Europe launches. Erik participates with NASA on RROXITT to use remote human-in-the-loop control for satellite servicing.
Paul and Shaun develop the PickOne Perception System. Yaskawa sponsors three teams at the Amazon Picking Challenge in Seattle. Paul wins SA Business Journal’s Tech Flash Titan, Technology Researcher Award.
Erik founds Plus One Robotics Inc. Shaun Edwards joins as co-founder. Paul continues work with the ROS-I Consortium, helping to launch the ROS-I Asia-Pacific Consortium.
Plus One begins to tell the world about the power of supervised autonomy. Shaun participates in the winning DMDII proposal resulting in the ARM Institute, where Shaun continues involvement as Director of Open Source Software. Paul joins Plus One as co-founder.
PickOne v1.0 released. CheckOne is deployed at its first fulfillment center. David Scheffrahn joins as VP of Sales. Plus One emerges from stealth mode.
Yonder is deployed and our first Crew Chief is on duty. The Quick Deployment Kit launches. Shaun named to the ARM Institute SEC. Stephen Weissling joins as VP of Finance.
Co-founders Erik Nieves, Shaun Edwards, and Paul Hvass discuss how their collaboration to launch the ROS-Industrial open source software project led to their current collaboration – Plus One Robotics.