Open-Source Robotics Lead | Samsung Research
Steve Macenski is the Open-Source Robotics Lead at Samsung Research, where consults for robotics groups and works on flagship open-source projects. He is a member of the Open-Source Robotics Foundation’s ROS2 Technical Steering Committee and oversees the development of the mobile robotics ecosystem. His work has been confirmed in use on 6 continents by over 5,000 robots in retail, hospitals, oil and gas, libraries, and more. Prior to his role at Samsung Research, Macenski was the employee #7 and Lead Robotics Engineer at Simbe Robotics, where he developed popular open-source ROS extensions for SLAM and 3D perception for dynamic environments. He also advises early-stage robotics startups leveraging open-source tools. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.