Introduction and Hello from Vecna Technologies

Isaac Gutekunst isaac.gutekunst at
Mon Jul 6 12:15:44 UTC 2015

Dear RTEMS Community,

I wanted to more formally introduce myself and Vecna Technologies.

Vecna Technologies is a robotics company in Cambridge, MA. We are 
currently developing a fleet of robotic logistics platforms that can 
autonomously navigate through human dense unstructured environments to 
deliver payloads ranging from 5kg to 5000kg,depending on the platform 
used (videos can be found here

We are extremely excited to say that we are standardizing our next 
generation embedded platform on RTEMS. A number of our engineers have 
become familiar with RTEMS and are starting to dive head first into 
several projects. We have been extremely impressed with the design and 
architecture of the RTEMS core

We will be using RTEMS and the STM32F series processors to create an 
ecosystem of embedded modules that can be used for anything from simple 
sonar range finders, through distributed sensors processing nodes to 
novel high performance hydraulic control and actuation systems.

We are excited to embrace the open source nature of RTEMS by giving back 
as much as reasonably possible. We place a high value on giving back to 
open source initiatives here, and it is one of the many reasons we chose 
RTEMS. That means we want to give back a fully featured BSP (or BSP 
family), and potentially many other features as we need them.

There is interest in working on the trace linker, trace in general, 
especially generating CTF trace data, and integration with LTTng. Adding 
an ARM remote debug agent would be quite useful! In addition, we are 
interested in the GPIO standardization effort, and anything that makes 
moving between BSPs easier.

We will be using CAN and CANOpen, so developing an RTEMS CAN API is also 
on the radar.

I also wanted to introduce a few members of our team who you may see on 
the mailing lists and IRC:

Jay Doyle - Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer

Sudarshan Rajapopalan - Embedded Firmware Intern

Chris Woodall - Electrical Engineer

Michael Baier - Director, Hardware Engineering

Kind Regards,


P.S. Should I post this to devel as well?

Isaac Gutekunst
Embedded Systems Software Engineer
isaac.gutekunst at

More information about the users mailing list