Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #5

Dear everyone,

I’m calling for the first Hardware Acceleration Working Group meeting of this 2022. This time to be held on 2022-01-25T18:00:00Z (your browser’s time). In case you missed past meetings, here’s the list with past recordings: ROS 2 Hardware Acceleration Working Group we are keeping.

As for the working group resources, as usual, find them below:

ROS 2 Hardware Acceleration Working Group (HAWG) resources

The meeting will start with a quick review of the progress the group made during 2021 and then head into new updates. Particularly, initial plan is to touch again into ongoing efforts around #10 Survey the community interests on acceleration for ROS 2 and Gazebo, updates on community effort #1 Ultra96-v2: Add a new community support board and new capabilities for benchmarking hardware acceleration kernels in ROS, including a few examples (#9 benchmarking methodology for acceleration kernels).

Upcoming session will also include a guest talk provided by professor Emad Samuel Malki Ebeid. He will tell us about how his research group is using ROS 2 in applications leveraging Drones for Infrastructure Inspections and Interactions and how hardware acceleration is helping them in their endeavours. Don’t miss it, very exciting work they’re leading.

The meeting initially scheduled to be 60 minutes. Coordinates for the meeting below:

  • Time: 2022-01-25T18:00:00Z
  • Coordinates:
    • Meeting URL: Zoom URL
    • Phone one-tap: US: +19292056099,96318973915#,0#,4900101309# or +16699006833,96318973915#,0#,4900101309#
    • Meeting ID: 963 1897 3915
    • Passcode: S@jzpEQ7aP

A quick reminder, we’re meeting 2022-01-25T18:00:00Z.
Thanks to all those that send updates for dicussion during the meeting. I will update the agenda accordingly.

For those following our work, as a quick read, the WG’s progress and work got also featured last November by TheRobotReport as How ROS 2 is easing hardware acceleration for robotics. The full piece is available in TRR’s 2021 Robotics Handbook.


Thanks to everyone who participated. Recording is available as follows:

The first part of the meeting was not recorded so If you missed it, refer to the minutes and/or ping me if you have questions.


oh, that was quick thank you

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