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Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson is currently lead systems architect for The PTR Group, LLC -- a subsidiary of Huntington-Ingalls Industries. With over 40 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS offerings for IoT devices including mbed and Zephyr as well as embedded/real-time Linux on a number of CPU architectures. As an instructor and consultant, Mike is a regular speaker at the Embedded Linux Conference, Sensors Expo, Arm TechCon and the Embedded Systems Conference as well as other Linux and IoT-oriented conferences. Ongoing projects include work with mesh wireless topologies including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth mesh, IEEE 802.15.4/6LoWPAN and commercial reverse engineering. Additionally, he continues to play the role of mentor in working with the FIRST Robotics and CyberPatriot programs in the high schools.

Implementing a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) system for Robotics/Unmanned Vehicles (2020)

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As robotics and unmanned vehicles like drones start to proliferate, many developers find that they need a means of fixing the device to a specific location and then have the device navigate to a destination while avoiding obstacles. In addition, we frequently want the device to create a map of the surrounding area for future reference. In order to most efficiently accomplish these goals, we need to create a SLAM for the device. In this session, we will discuss the various approaches and requirements for 3D SLAMs and how they are constructed. We will address implementations ranging from autonomous cars down to robots based on platforms such as the Raspberry Pi.

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