Brian P. Gerkey Joins Willow Garage As Research Scientist

Leads software development for Personal Robotics Program
MENLO PARK, CA – June 26, 2008 – Willow Garage Inc., a privately-held research lab focused on delivering open source autonomous robotic platforms, today announced the addition of Brian P. Gerkey as a Research Scientist. A long-time proponent and developer of open source software, Gerkey will lead software development for the Willow Garage Personal Robot 2 (PR2), and guide the design of ROS (Robot Operating System), a collaborative project between Willow Garage and Stanford University.