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GOSCON 2009  Excellence Awards for  Open Source Business  Use in Government

Fred Proctor, Joe Falco and Steve Balakirsky

Award Winner: Fred Proctor, Joe Falco and Steve Balakirsky

Description:

Through the USARSim and MOAST open source projects, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is promoting performance evaluation and benchmarking for robot systems and facilitating innovations in robotics. These tools and the open source approach have greatly enhanced and streamlined the robotics development process as evidenced by over 50,000 downloads, collaboration among fifteen developers and over 100 users, and two major international robotics competitions based upon the software.

Citation:

For promoting performance evaluation and benchmarking for robot systems and facilitating innovations in robotics

Details

Award Date: November 5, 2009

Campus: Gaithersburg

Awarding Organization: GOSCON

Awarding Organization Contact Name: Art Chantker

Organization Phone: 301  279 7704

Contact

Fred Proctor, Group Leader
Cathy Shupe, Secretary

General Information:
301 975 3425 Telephone
301 990 9688 Facsimile

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Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8230