I assembled a lineup of experts covering all “big gaps” which were identified 4 years ago when ROS(-Industrial) was first proposed to an industrial audience in Europe. These include technical aspects (real time, SW quality, security, etc) and non-technical ones (licensing, compliance, safety regulations, etc). The physical event at which the experts will gather is the upcoming ROS-Industrial Conference in Stuttgart on Nov 3-4.
However, the expected impact should go much further than the event itself, as a “white paper” documenting what you need to know to use ROS in business environments will be prepared with pointers to the event’s content. This should serve as a reference document for this matter, and it will be made available later on rosindustrial.org . You are welcome to connect with me (email@example.com) if you have suggestions regarding, for instance, other topics to cover in order to have it truly serve as a “one stop shop” for ROS adoption in commercial products and/or industrial applications.
Mirko Bordignon - Fraunhofer IPA