Matt Robinson is the Program Manager for the ROS-Industrial Consortium â€“ Americas. Matt Robinson is setting the strategy and vision to align the open source development community with industry needs to deliver innovative and sustainable advanced robotics solutions ready for factory deployment in his role at Southwest Research Institute. Mr.Robinson is the Program Manager for the ROS-Industrial Consortium â€“ Americas,an industry-driven open source program brining advanced manufacturing solutions for the industrial robotics community. Prior to his current role, Mr. Robinson was team leader for Caterpillarâ€™s Manufacturing Technology Automation Research. Here, Mr. Robinson led development and deployment of automation tools to improve the performance and productivity of Caterpillar manufacturing facilities around the globe. Mr. Robinson, during this time, also led manufacturing value stream design initiatives that led to the deployment of over 50 robotic/automated manufacturing systems around the world. Mr. Robinson has led developments for automated materials joining processes for titanium and other challenging dissimilar material combinations for high temperature applications. Mr. Robinson has a Masterâ€™s Degree in Welding Engineering from Ohio State University.