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ROS 2 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.

The current members of the ROS 2 TSC are (14 as of 2019-04-01):

Acutronic Robotics logo

Acutronic Robotics: Víctor Mayoral Vilches

Amazon logo

Amazon: Rutvik Hora

Apex.AI logo

Apex.AI: Dejan Pangercic

Arm logo

Arm: Filipe Rinaldi

Bosch logo

Bosch: Karsten Knese

eProsima logo

eProsima: Jaime Martin Losa

Intel logo

Intel: Matt Hansen

LG Electronics logo

LG Electronics: Brian Shin

Microsoft logo

Microsoft: Lou Amadio

Open Robotics logo

Open Robotics: Dirk Thomas


ROBOTIS: Yoonseok Pyo


TARDEC: Jonathon Smereka

Tier IV logo

Tier IV: Geoffrey Biggs

TRI logo

Toyota Research Institute: Allison Thackston

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 (4 as of 2019-04-01):

  • Embedded Systems:

  • Lead(s): Borja Outerelo

  • Resources:

  • Navigation

  • Lead(s): Matt Hansen

  • Resources:

  • Real-time

  • Lead(s): Dejan Pangercic

  • Resources: TODO

  • Safety

  • Lead(s): Geoffrey Biggs

  • Resources: TODO

  • Security

  • Lead(s): Thomas Moulard

  • Resources:

  • Manipulation

  • Lead(s): Víctor Mayoral Vilches

  • Resources: TODO

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.