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Thursday, February 23 • 11:10am - 12:00pm
Embedded Linux - Then and Now at iRobot - Patrick Doyle, iRobot

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Mr. Doyle will review the history of the use of embedded Linux at a commercial company (iRobot) and discuss the challenges faced (and overcome) then and now. While home routers and WiFI Access Point developers have enjoyed the benefits (and risks) of deploying Linux based products, that has not always been the case for other products. With the advent of low cost cell phone processors and vendor support for Linux, it is now possible to embed a Linux based solution in a consumer retail product such as a vacuum cleaner, minimizing risk and development time in the process.

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Patrick Doyle

Principal Software Engineer, iRobot
Mr. Doyle has worked on projects as diverse as communication equipment, anti-missile missiles, and retinal implants. When funding for the retinal implant research evaporated, he joined a robotics startup and now works as the embedded Linux evangelist for iRobot. Thus, he can claim to be a rocket scientist, a brain surgeon, and a roboticist. He has had a long term interest in OS design and implementation and has been an avid Linux enthusiast since... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 11:10am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom I
  • Experience Level Any