By Warren Kurisu
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) just kicked
off the 2009 FIRST Robotics Championship in Atlanta Georgia. If you
aren’t aware of what the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is, check out
this cool video.
I first became aware of FRC when I was visiting a key customer and
partner, National Instruments, who asked me if Wind River would be
interested in partnering with them to sponsor the 2009 FRC. Since this
would consume time and energy and there was no direct business attached
to the event, I was initially dubious. But once I understood the
positive impact of a “yes” decision, the decision was easy.