Jun
5
Jun 8

RIC-Americas Training May/June 2017

  • SwRI

We are still finalizing the date. We will send out notifications via email and twitter when the agenda is set. Thanks for your interest and patience!


Apr
7
8:00 am08:00

RIC Americas Annual Meeting

  • Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

All seats for the Consortium meeting are filled. A waiting list has been established for further registration.

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas will host its annual meeting in conjunction with the Automate 2017 show in Chicago.

When: April 7, 2017 (Immediately following Automate 2017)

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Adler Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616, USA

Pre-meeting Dinner: A dinner will precede the April 7 meeting at 7:30 PM on April 6 (see below for details).

Host:Paul Hvass, RIC-Americas Program Manager

Registration:Click this link to register.

Agenda

Thursday Evening April 6, 2017, 7:30 PM:

  • Dinner (Provided): A hosted dinner will be held at the Chicago Oyster House near the McCormick Center the evening before the RIC meeting.

Friday April 7, 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Members Only): Some highlights of the annual members meeting include:

  • Consortium Updates: Learn about the latest ROS-I community developments from the three leaders of our international Consortia, and planned Consortium activities for 2017.
  • Lunch Keynote:
    • Title: Flexible Automation for Manufacturing in Heavy Industries
    • Presenter: Matthew Robinson, Automation Team Leader, Manufacturing Technology, Caterpillar Inc.
    • Abstract: Traditional automation solutions serving high volume uniform product applications haven’t translated well to high-mix low-lot applications in heavy industries. A new flexible approach is needed to enable new capabilities for traditional robotic equipment by leveraging modular, advanced perception-driven functionality. To realize this vision, the whole robotics community – including university partners, applied researchers, industry, regulation, and integrators – needs to embrace open solutions. The Scan-N-Plan Robotic Blending Consortium project is an important first step on our advanced robotics journey to the benefit of shareholders, customers, and partners in the factory.
  • Technical Presentations: Invited talks by ROS-I innovators.
  • Focused Technical Projects: We will provide an update on current Consortium projects and upcoming 2017 projects.
  • Roadmapping: The meeting will include a round table discussion about the ROS-I technical roadmap which will set the agenda for the 2017 activities.
Click the image above to download the printable event flier.

Click the image above to download the printable event flier.

Detailed Agenda for April 7

Time Description Organization
0800 Registration, Light Breakfast  
0830-0845 Welcome and Introductions Host
0845-0915 ROS-I Consortium is Global and Growing SwRI
0915-0945 ROSIN: ROS-I as an EU Digital Industrial Platform for Robotics Fraunhofer IPA
0945-1000 Break  
1000-1030 ROS-I Consortium Asia Pacific Launch ARTC
1030-1100 Open Mic Q/A with Tully Foote OSRF
1100-1130 Automated Path Planning to Constraint Manifolds in Confined Space... Boeing
1130-1200 Paths to Trajectories: Time Parameterization in the Context of ROS-I 3M
1200-1230 Lunch  
1230-1300 Keynote: Flexible Automation for Manufacturing in Heavy Industries Caterpillar
1300-1400 ROS-I Technical Roadmapping Round Tables Moderators
1400-1445 Upcoming Focused Technical Projects (FTPs) SwRI
1445-1500 Break  
1500-1530 FTP Round Tables Moderators
1530-1600 ARM Institute Manufacturing USA
1600-1645 Short Topics: NIST, Traclabs, UT Austin NRG Multi
1645-1700 Wrap up and Action Items Host
1700 End  


Mar
22
Mar 25

European Robotics Forum 2017 (UK)

  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre

ROS-Industrial will be well represented at the European Robotics Forum 2017, with staff from Fraunhofer IPA and TU Delft, among the various RIC-EU members, delivering ROS-I-themed presentations. Further details will be posted here.

Feb
13
Feb 15

RIC-Americas ROS-I Training

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas is hosting a ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class February 13-15, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. The class will run three full days.

Please bring a laptop to the class with the ROS-I training Virtual Machine pre-installed. This class is geared toward individuals with a C++ programming background who seek to learn to compose their own ROS nodes. Day 1 will focus on introductory ROS skills. Day 2 will examine motion planning using MoveIt! as well as the Descartes planner and perception concepts. Day 3 offers a lab programming exercise (with a choice of): Pick-and-Place Application, Descartes Application.

Dates: February 13 - 15, 2017

Registration: Use this link to register.

Cost: The training is FREE for up to:

  • three attendees for Full Consortium member organizations
  • two attendees for Associate Consortium member organizations
  • one attendee for Research Consortium member organizations

For non-members, government members, or for seats in excess of your limit, the training is $2,199 per attendee. Space for the training is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accomodations: Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa. To enjoy the group rate ($120 + $30 resort fee), please use the link provided when you reserve your room. Transportation will be provided between the hotel and SwRI training site, departing at 8:15 AM each morning.

Curriculum: Link to the Wiki

Prerequisites: Linux/Ubuntu familiarity, C++ experience and a desire to program robots!

Printable Agenda: Download PDF

Venue: Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX, USA

VM Check Sunday, Feb. 12: Please test the VM install prior to arrival. Poor/slow VM performance can negatively affect your learning experience. We will be available at Charlie's Long Bar at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa on Sunday night from 8:00 to 9:30 PM to verify correct VM installation and to update the VM with any last-minute curriculum changes. A limited number of pre-configured “loaner” laptops will be prepared as a contingency.

Jan
10
8:00 am08:00

Global ROS-I Community Web Meeting (Free, Open to Public)

Host: Dr. Conghui Liang (Research Fellow), Robotics Research Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (representing ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific)

Agenda:

  • Dr. Conghui Liang (NTU): An Introduction of RADOE (A*STAR Industrial Robotics Project) and ROS related projects in NTU
    • RADOE (Robot Application Development and Operating Environment) is developed based on ROS and ROS-Industrial. It is an incorporation of high-level robotic software and useful tools that have been developed in the A*STAR industrial robotics research program for diversified robotics application developments in the manufacturing sector. In this talk, an overview of the RADOE motivation, architecture design, function modules, and several application demos will be presented.
  • Georg Heppner (FZI): ReApp Project – MDE for ROS & Generic IO for FANUC Robots
    • Reusable Software Apps for Robotic Applications (ReApp) based on ROS-Industrial is nearing its completion. This presentation will give an introduction into its core ideas and tools for model-driven engineering of ROS packages with semantic support. Additionally, the implementation of the Generic I/O communication package which was used for a FANUC industrial robot in one of ReApps pilot demonstrators will be covered.
  • Dr. Suraj Nair (TUM CREATE): Robotics at TUM CREATE, Singapore: Insight into ROS based Projects

    • TUMCREATE, Singapore is a research outpost of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany. Although its main focus is on future mobility applied to public transportation, the robotics activities at TUMCREATE have been expanding rapidly. This presentation will focus on the various robotics activities at TUMCREATE with special emphasis on the Aviation Challenge 2 project. For each of the activities, the connection to ROS will also be presented.
  • Louise Poubel (OSRF): Gazebo UX Test Drive

    • Gazebo is one of the most used simulators in the ROS community. It has been under heavy development for the past few years and its most recent version, Gazebo 7, comes with several new tools and features for new and experienced users alike. Updates include not only improved GUI tools and documentation for new users, but also tools that streamline the workflow for experienced users. In this presentation, many of these new features will be demonstrated from within Gazebo.

Registration: Please register to receive access to the meeting. http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC58D888814B39

Nov
8
9:00 am09:00

ROS-I Developers Web Conference Nov. 2016

ROS-I developer meetings occur the second Tuesday of every month starting at 9AM CDT. Meetings are open to ROS-I package administrators, executive committee members, and invited guest presenters. To attend a meeting, please contact Levi Armstrong: levi.armstrong (at sign) swri.org.

To see a list of regular attendees, please refer to the ROS-I organization wiki page.

Nov
2
Nov 3

2016 ROS-Industrial Training and Conference (Germany)

  • Stuttgart Germany

Here you can find the program and keynote abstracts in PDF format.

Description

The 2016 ROS-Industrial Training and Conference will be co-located on consecutive days on the premises of Fraunhofer IPA's main campus in Stuttgart, Germany. The two eventes can be attended separately, but if you are attending the training we warmly recommend you to stay for the conference as well, and we designed the program to make it easy for you to do so!

The schedule of the training covers both general ROS topics, in collaboration with FH Aachen, and specific ROS-Industrial packages, in collaboration with members of the ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe.

The schedule of the conference is designed to best fit our international attendees to the conference, allowing for the inbound travel to Stuttgart to take place on the morning of Thursday November 3, and for the return travel on the afternoon of the following day.

Venue

Fraunhofer IPA, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart - Germany

Rooms (there will be signs guiding the participants from the front gate to the exact location):

  • training will be performed in the Care-o-Bot lab (building E, 3rd floor)
  • day 1 of the conference will be held in the Hörsaal A+B (building A, ground floor)
  • day 2 of the conference will be held in the IFF-Hörsaal (IFF building, ground floor)

The social dinner on Thursday Nov 3 will be held at the Commundo Tagungshotel Stuttgart, a short walk from Fraunhofer IPA.

Agenda

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 (Training)

  • 10.00 Full day ROS training session in collaboration with FH Aachen, which will include lectures and hands-on tutorials in groups of max 4 attendees. Here you can find the program, the slides and the tutorials.

Coffe breaks and lunch will be provided by the organization

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 (Training)

  • 09.00 Welcome coffee
  • 09.30 ROS-Industrial package FlexGui, training by PPM AS (slides)
  • 10.30 Coffee break
  • 11.00 ROS-Industrial package cROS, training by IT+Robotics srl (slides)

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 (Conference)

  • 11.30 Registration opens (refreshments available)
  • 12.45 Introduction, Mirko Bordignon - Fraunhofer IPA

[Keynote talk 1]

[Business track]

15.15-15.45: coffee break

[Technical track 1]

[Inspirational track]

19:00: gathering for social dinner, to be held at the Commundo Tagungshotel Stuttgart

Friday, Nov 4, 2016 (Conference)

[Keynote talk 2]

[Technical track 2]

10.30-11.00: coffee break

[Best practices track]

12.30-13.15: catered lunch

[Technical track 3]

14.30 - 15.30: CAC meeting (NB: closed doors meeting for RIC-EU full members)

Registration

Registration is now closed.

Accomodation

We recommend two hotels in the vicinity of Fraunhofer IPA:

Plenty of hotel choices are available as well in downtown Stuttgart, from which you can easily reach Fraunhofer IPA through the S1/S2/S3 subway lines.

How to reach Fraunhofer IPA

Further Information

Please contact Mirko Bordignon

Oct
27
10:00 am10:00

Second MoveIt! Community Meeting: Oct. 27 (Online)

Submitted by: Dave Coleman, CU Boulder

Time: October 27, 2016 starting at 10 AM CDT

Our second MoveIt! community meeting webcast will be on October 27th at 8am Pacific to discuss the latest developments and uses of MoveIt! around the world. Join us online to hear from research groups and industry on their perspectives of motion planning in ROS. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Recent Developments in MoveIt! - Dave Coleman
  • The Search-Based Planning Library (SBPL) - Dr. Maxim Likhachev and Andrew Dornbush
  • Updates from the Flexible Collision Checking Library (FCL) - Dr. Dinesh Manocha
  • Delft’s Winning Amazon Picking Challenge Entry - Mukunda Bharatheesha
  • MoveIt! @ Fetch Robotics - Michael Ferguson

Final agenda and details on how to join the AnyMeeting webcast will be sent out closer to the event. If you are interested in presenting your work to the community please contact me by October 21st.

Oct
9
3:25 pm15:25

ROS-Industrial Open House at ROSCon

  • Conrad Seoul

Join us during the Birds of a Feather breakout session on day 2 of ROSCon 2016 to learn more about ROS-Industrial from representatives of its three international consortia.

Host: Min Ling Chan, ROS-Industrial Consortium APAC, led by A*STAR Advanced Remanufacturing Technology Center

Presentations:

  • ROS-Industrial APAC Workshop Recap, Min Ling Chan
  • ROS-Industrial Europe Upcoming Projects, Mirko Bordignon
  • ROS-Industrial Americas Updates, Shaun Edwards

Venue

Conrad Seoul Hotel, Grand Ballroom 3

Time

15:25 - 16:15 Local Time, October 9 (Day 2 of ROSCon)

Oct
8
Oct 9

ROSCon 2016 - Hosted by OSRF

Submitted by Tully Foote (OSRF)

ROSCon 2016 will take place in Seoul, South Korea between October 8th and 9th! We're very excited to get the ROS community together again to share all of the exciting work that has happened over the last year. ROSCon will directly precede IROS, which is in nearby Daejeon, Korea this year. If you're already planning to attend IROS, just tack on a couple extra days and join us in Seoul!

Stay tuned to the ROSCon 2016 website for updates and submission deadlines. We look forward to seeing you in Seoul later this year!

Aug
21
Aug 23

ARIAC Competition Kickoff at CASE Conference

  • The Worthington Renaissance Hotel

Submitted by William Harrison (NIST)

We invite you to attend the Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), where we will have the official competition kickoff and workshop on Sunday, August 21st. All of the information about the competition will be presented there. Co-sponsors Dassault Systems, Siemens, and ABB are just a few of the featured speakers. There will also be academic and government speakers as well. After the speakers in the morning, the second part of the day will have tutorials and training to give you the best jump start on learning the software and tools necessary for the competition.

Jul
14
Jul 15

ROS-I Asia Pacific Workshop

  • ARTC

ROS-I Asia Pacific Workshop will take place in Singapore July 14th and 15th. We are excited to bring the ROS-I workshop to Asia for the first time!

Please visit the ROS-I Asia Pacific Workshop Website for updates and event details. We have posted our speakers for the event and will shortly post the program.

To register, please visit the following page: http://rosindustrial.org/ros-i-asia-pacific-workshop-registration

Jun
14
9:00 am09:00

June 2016 ROS-I Community Meeting

The next ROS-I community meeting will take place on June 14th at 9 AM Central time using Anymeeting. Please register to receive a link to the Anymeeting, which will be sent two days prior to the event.

Host

Shaun Edwards (SwRI)
shaun.edwards@swri.org

Agenda:

  • Initiative to Create a PackML State Machine Library for ROS-I, Lex Tinker-Sackett, 3M
  • UT NRG Planned Code Release, Mitch Pryor, UT NRG
  • Multi-arm Control in MoveIt!, Dave Coleman, CU Correll Lab
  • Industrial CI, Isaac Saito, TORK
May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Ontology Study Group Meeting at ICRA 2016

  • Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre

Abstract

The newly formed IEEE RAS Industrial Robot Ontology Study Group will hold its first in-person meeting at ICRA 2016 in Sweden on Friday, May 20th from 1pm-5pm local time in Room 32 of the Convention Center. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

This is a follow-on effort to the very successful IEEE RAS Core Ontologies for Robotics and Automation (CORA) working group, which produced the first IEEE RAS standard and won the prestigious IEEE Standards Association Emerging Technology award for this effort. For more information about this effort, please see this link.

IEEE RAS Industrial Robot Ontology Motivation and Goal:

Human-robot and heterogeneous robot-robot communication and interaction requires a well-defined, implementation-independent, standard vocabulary and set of definitions. Such requirements become particularly relevant in industrial contexts; in which safe robot communication and integration require clearly defined standards. Ontologies constitute a tool to create semantically rich, formal vocabularies. Recent standardization efforts by IEEE employed ontologies for standardization in Robotics and Automation (R&A). However, such efforts have been limited to general terminology covering the entire field. Individual subdomains of R&A, such as Industrial Robotics, require specific theories, implying the need for specific standardized ontologies. The proposed standard aims at providing a set of well-founded ontologies specifying vocabulary and definitions about shared concepts and relations in Industrial Robotics and Automation. Initial efforts will focus on industrial assembly, and may be expanded based on industry need and the expertise of the study group participants. The standard shall also specify optional mechanisms (such as languages, API's, etc.) and methodologies aimed at guiding the direct application of the ontologies in the industrial setting. The language and API's will be semantically-based on the industrial ontology.

Host

Craig Schlenoff, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Cognition and Collaboration Group
Project Leader, Agility Performance for Robotic Systems Project
Chair, IEEE Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Standard Working Group
Intelligent Systems Division (ISD)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8230
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

May
5
6:00 pm18:00

ROS-I @ FabLab Castelfranco Veneto

RIC-EU Program Manager Mirko Bordignon will be at the FabLab Castelfranco Veneto to introduce the ROS-Industrial initiative, with special references to Industrie 4.0 and to how SMEs can leverage open-source software and open standards to increase their competitiveness. The event is kindly sponsored by CNA, Italy's National Confederation for the Craft Sector and SMEs.

Apr
19
Apr 20

Open-Source Software in Robotics and Automation: Best Practices and Legal Aspects

  • Fraunhofer IPA

Open-Source Software (OSS) is a well-established and widely-accepted means to build commercial products and business models in application areas like IT and the smartphones industry. Recently, robotics has started to enjoy the benefits of OSS as a "technology enabler" which can accelerate time-to-market and lower the cost of building and maintaining a technology stack. A good example is ROS, the open-source Robot Operating System, now a common resource in laboratories and startups around the world for service and research robots. The ROS-Industrial initiative, launched four years ago and now supported by two Consortia connecting more than 40 institutions worldwide, is pursuing industrial robotics and automation.

The technical value of OSS and its potential on the factory floor are becoming accepted in industrial circles, as developers and users communities explore actual deployments in production environments. However, there are also doubts and objections for use with industrial robotics and automation. What are the legal implications in terms of liability? How does open-source licensing work? Can a successful, sustainable business model be built, or is Intellectual Property at risk?

In order to address these concerns, Fraunhofer IPA will host a two-day event on April 19-20 in Stuttgart, Germany. After presenting concrete examples of OSS adoption in deployed industrial technology, the event will provide the most up-to-date information regarding current regulations and examine how successful open-source economic models evolved in other domains, with the help of renowned experts in the field.

For more details about the event, registration and logistics please refer to this webpage on euRobotics website, on which the detailed program is available.

Apr
6
Apr 8

ROS-I Developers Training Class

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas is hosting a ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class April 6 - 8, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. The class will run a full day on Wednesday and Thursday and will end on Friday at lunch.

The schedule and curriculum will be identical to the ROS Basics training held in March and November of last year. Please bring a laptop to the class with the ROS-I training Virtual Machine pre-installed. This class is geared toward individuals with a programming background who seek to learn to compose their own ROS nodes. Day 1 will focus on introductory ROS skills. Day 2 will examine motion planning using MoveIt! as well as the Descartes planner and Perception concepts. Day 3 offers a lab programming exercise (with a choice of): Simple Perception Lab, Simple MoveIt! Application, Simple Descartes Application, Pick-and-Place Application.

Dates: April 6 - 8, 2016

Registration: Registration page

Agenda: Printable pdf Agenda

Accomodations: Book by March 22!
To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 210-509-9800, use group code: SWRI. Hotel details below.

Curriculum: Link to the Wiki

Agenda

Wednesday April 6 - Intro to ROS, Basics

AMIntro, What is Catkin
Installing and Building Packages
Parameter Server, Topics and Messages
PMServices, Launch files, TF
Intro and Verify URDF
Thursday April 7 - Path planning for industrial manipulators: MoveIt! and Descartes.
AMROSI Today, Intro to MoveIt
Examining Planning Environment
Build and Update MoveIt Package
Motion Planning (RViz and C++)
PMIntro to MoveIt Application
Intro to Perception, Intro to Perception Application
Intro to Descartes, Intro to Descartes Application

Friday April 8 - Lab exercise (Choose one of four). Depart at lunch.

Labs (AM) Simple MoveIt Application
Simple Descartes Application
Simple Perception Application
Simple Pick-and-Place Application

Hosts: Southwest Research Institute, ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas

Prerequisites: Linux/Ubuntu familiarity, C++ experience and a desire to program robots!

Cost: See registration page

Venue: Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX, USA

Accomodations: Hilton Hill Country Hotel & Spa
To make a reservation, individuals can either call toll free at 1-800-HILTONS or online at www.sanantoniohillcountry.hilton.com, or by calling the hotel directly at 210-509-9800. Group Code: SWRI
HILTON HILL COUNTRY HOTEL & SPA
t: +1 210 509 9800 | d: +1 210 767 5307 | f: +1 210 767 5329
9800 Westover Hills Boulevard | San Antonio TX 78251 | USA
www.SanAntonioHillCountry.Hilton.com

Mar
3
Mar 4

RIC-Americas Annual Meeting 2016

  • SwRI

The 2016 ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas Annual Members' meeting will take place March 3-4 at SwRI's headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

Link to printable agenda.
Link to Building 189 SwRI map.

Thursday Afternoon/Evening, March 3 (Public):

  • ROS-I technology demonstrations: Scan-n-Plan for robotic blending and painting, Euler mobile manipulator, Blue WorkForce Ragnar robot, Industrial Calibration Library, mixed parcel handling, 15kW CO2 laser, Descartes and STOMP Path Planners
  • Keynote: Jeremy Zoss, SwRI's lead engineer for the five-story tall Laser Coating Removal mobile robot, will present an overview of the project along with insights about how ROS is being integrated.
  • Dinner ($75 for non-members): Dine with us at Boiler House on the northern reach of San Antonio's historic River Walk.

Time Description
1220 Shuttle Pickup at Hyatt Regency Hill Country
1230-1300 Registration, SwRI Building 189 (refer to map link above)
1300-1315 Welcome – Intro to SwRI
1315-1345 Presentation: Space Science
1345-1415 Lab Tour: Unmanned Systems
1415-1445 Lab Tour: HAT and Coating Removal Laser Lab
1445-1615 Lab Tour: Robotics and Automation, Simulation...
1615-1645 Keynote: Design of Five Story Laser Depainting...
1645-1715 Consortium Overview and Wrap up
1715 Shuttles Depart for Dinner: Boiler House

Friday, March 4 (Members Only):

  • Consortium Updates:
    • RIC-Americas: Learn about the latest ROS-I Consortium Americas developments, Focused Technical Projects, and planned Consortium activities for 2016 (Paul Hvass and Shaun Edwards, SwRI)
    • RIC-Europe: Hear about the rapid growth and ROS-I interest in Europe (Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA)
    • RIC-Asia: Hear about the recent interest in forming RIC-Asia
  • Lunch Keynote: Erik Nieves, CEO of the stealth startup PlusOne Robotics, will present his vision for the future of robotics.
  • Focused Technical Projects: Get the latest on upcoming 2016 projects.
  • Roadmapping: The meeting will end with a general discussion on the technical roadmap which will set the agenda for the 2016 activities. The meeting will end at 15:30 to allow for travel.

Time Description
0800 Shuttle Pickup at Hyatt Regency Hill Country
0800-0830 Registration, Light Breakfast
0830-0845 Welcome and Introductions
0845-0920 RIC-Americas Highlights and Upcoming Events
0920-0940 RIC-Europe: Rapid Growth
0940-1000 Is it Time for RIC-Asia?
1000-1030 Break
1030-1130 ROS-I Technical Roadmapping Round Tables
1130-1200 ROS 2.0 Real Time Capabilities, Q+A
1200-1230 Lunch
1230-1300 Lunch Keynote: PlusOne Robotics
1300-1400 Focused Technical Projects
1400-1415 Break
1415-1515 RIC Strategy Round Tables – NNMI, App Store...
1515-1530 Wrap up
1530 Shuttles Direct to Airport and Hotel


Host

Paul Hvass, ROS-Industrial Consortium Program Manager (SwRI)

Venue

Southwest Research Institute
Building 189 Conference Room 6220 Culebra Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78238
USA

Accomodations

Hyatt Regency Hill Country
$120/night for attendees (no resort fee)
9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Reserve a room online at the special rate
Telephone: 1-888-421-1442 (toll free)
or 1-210-647-1234 (local)
Group name: ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas
Meeting name: Annual members meeting
http://hillcountry.hyatt.com

Dinner March 3

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
312 Pearl Pkwy., Bldg. 3
San Antonio, Texas 78215
Phone: 210-354-4644

REGISTER for the MEETING (LINK)

Feb
23
6:00 pm18:00

Webmeeting: ROS-Industrial Community Meeting

  • Fraunhofer IPA

I am happy to announce the schedule for the upcoming ROS-Industrial Community Meeting, which will take place online on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 18:00-19:00 Central European Time.

In order to register for the meeting, which is open to everyone, please follow this link

  • 18:00-18:10 Introduction and updates - Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA
  • 18:10-18:20 The FlexGui robot interface – Laszlo Nagy, PPM AS
  • 18:20-18:30 Robotics research at Ocado – Murilo Martins, Ocado Technology
  • 18:30-18:40 The ReApp toolchain – Ulrich Reiser, Fraunhofer IPA
  • 18:40-18:50 CAD to ROS Workbench FTP – Levi Armstrong, SwRI
  • 18:50-19:00 Questions & wrap-up

I am looking forward to your participation!

Your RIC-EU Manager, Mirko Bordignon

Jan
28
Jan 29

RIC-EU Technology Demo Session and Members Meeting (Stuttgart)

  • Fraunhofer IPA

Description

The 2016 ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe Annual Members meeting will take place on January 28-29 on the premises of Fraunhofer IPA's main campus in Stuttgart, Germany.

The two days schedule is designed to best fit our international attendees, allowing for the inbound travel to Stuttgart to take place on the morning of Thursday January 28, and for the return travel on the afternoon of the following day.

On January 28 a Technology Demonstration session will be held, showcasing the latest commercial developments from ROS-Industrial Consortium members. Participation to this session is open to external entities not affiliated with the consortium and will start with a keynote address on the commercial impact of ROS and continue with short presentation of each technical highlight. The floor will then be open for discussion on an exhibition-like environment, with physical hardware and live demos on display, in order to facilitate the exchange between the presenters and the audience.

On the morning of January 29 the ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe will gather for its 2016 Annual Members meeting, during which an overview of 2015 activities will be given, followed by invited talks regarding initiatives relevant to the ROS-I community, current and future projects. The meeting will be end with a general discussion on the technical roadmap which will set the agenda for the 2016 activities.

Venue

Fraunhofer IPA, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart - Germany

Venue for the social event: Gasthaus zum Hirsch

Agenda

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

  • 13.00 Welcome coffee
  • 13.15 Welcome address, latest statistics and perspectives for the robotics market (Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA)
  • 13.30 ROS as the open-source technology stack for robot manufacturers (Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA)
  • 13.45 Intro to the technology demonstrator session
  • Tech demo presentations:
    • 14.00 EASy - Easy Automation Studio: enabling new robot applications in SMEs through easy robot programming (Fraunhofer IPA, Germany)
    • 14.30 RISE - Robotic Interactive Simulation Environment (IT+Robotics srl, Italy)
    • 15.00 FlexGui: a customizable, multi-platform graphical interface for easy and effective management of multiple robots (PPM A/S, Norway)
    • 15.30 Ragnar: a low-cost, lightweight parallel robot for flexible and adaptive manufacturing (BlueWorkforce A/S, Denmark)
  • 16.00-18.00 Open floor (refreshments will be served)
  • 19.00 Social event

Friday, Jan 29, 2016

  • 08.45 Welcome coffee
  • 09.00 Introduction (Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA)
  • 09.15 Lightning talks - introducing RIC-EU members
  • Building bridges between ROS and similar projects in other domains:
    • 10.00 SiLA - standardization in lab automation (Mario Bott, Fraunhofer IPA)
    • 10.15 The Machinekit platform for machine control applications (de Bruijn/Haberler, Machinekit project)
  • 10.30 Making ROS relevant for Industrie 4.0 (Keinert/Scheifele, ISW-University of Stuttgart)
  • 11.00 coffee break
  • Advancing the ROS infrastructure through publicly funded research:
    • 11.15 - Factory in a day (Martijn Wisse, TU Delft)
    • 11.45 - ReApp (Ulrich Reiser, Fraunhofer IPA)
  • 12.15 catered lunch
  • 12.45 ROS for Robotics at Bosch (Ingo Lütkebohle, Bosch)
  • 13.15 Updates from the ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas (Paul Evans, SwRI)
  • 13.45 Technical roadmapping (joint discussion chaired by the RICs Consortium Managers)
  • 15.15-15.30 Closing remarks (Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA)

Registration

Participation is free for ROS-Indutrial Consortium members; registration fee is 100 EUR for non-member participants and will include refreshments and the social event.

Registrations are closed, as the event sold out: thank you for your interest! Please contact Mirko Bordignon for informations on future ROS-Industrial event to be held at Fraunhofer IPA.

Accomodation

We recommend two hotels in the vicinity of Fraunhofer IPA:

Plenty of hotel choices are available as well in downtown Stuttgart, from which you can easily reach Fraunhofer IPA through the S1/S2/S3 subway lines.

How to reach Fraunhofer IPA

Further Information

Please contact Mirko Bordignon

Dec
15
2:15 pm14:15

RoboUniverse Workshop - 3D Sensing for Industrial Robotics

  • San Diego Convention Center

As industrial robots expand into new and more flexible applications, the ability to sense and understand the environment becomes more important. Trends in collaborative robotics, dynamic path planning, and mobility are driving the need to perceive environments in 3D. Recent innovations in 3D sensor technologies and algorithms are evolving rapidly to respond to these needs. This session will present recent developments in software, sensors, and applications in industrial, manufacturing, and logistics for 3D sensing in robot guidance tasks. Specific application examples for industrial processes such as painting and material removal using 3D sensors for robot programming will be presented.

Host: Clay Flannigan (SwRI)

Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Presentation Track: Manufacturing and Logistics

Dec
14
1:00 pm13:00

ROS-I Community Meeting at RoboUniverse, San Diego

  • San Diego Convention Center

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas is hosting the next ROS-I Community meeting, which is open to the public. You can attend in person, or virtually through WebMeeting. Note that in-person attendance requires conference admission. If you are interested in presenting on a ROS-Industrial related topic, please contact Shaun at shaun.edwards@swri.org.

Host: Shaun Edwards (SwRI)

Venue: San Diego Convention Center (Room 8 on the Upper Level)

WebMeeting Registration: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EC52DD84834B30

Agenda:

  • 13:00 – 13:10 Introduction – Shaun Edwards (SwRI, ROS-Industrial Founder)
  • 13:10 – 13:30 Snappy Ubuntu Core - Manik Taneja (Canonical)
  • 13:30 – 13:45 Modular Robots, Force Control, & ROS – Kent Massey (HDT)
  • 13:45 – 14:00 Applying Intel RealSense 3D Sensors in Robotics - Matt Curfman (Intel)
  • 14:00 – 14:15 ROS-Industrial on Ragnar - Preben Hjørnet (Blue Workforce)
  • 14:15 – 14-25 Closing Remarks – Mirko Bordignon (Fraunhofer IPA)
Dec
4
9:00 am09:00

RIC Roadmapping WebMeeting

  • SwRI

Join us for the next ROS-I Roadmapping meeting. This event is open to all members of the ROS-I Consortium (Americas and Europe). We've sent a webmeeting (AnyMeeting) link to join the meeting to our Consortium members. If we've missed you, please email paul.hvass@swri.org with a request for the invitation.

Nov
16
Nov 18

ROS-I Developers Training (Milpitas, CA)

  • Flex

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas is coordinating with Flex and Silicon Valley Robotics to host a ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class November 16-18, 2015 in Milpitas, California. The class will run a full day on Monday and Tuesday and will end on Wednesday at lunch.

The schedule and curriculum will be identical to the ROS Basics training held earlier this year in March. Please bring a laptop to the class with the ROS-I training Virtual Machine pre-installed. This class is geared toward individuals with a programming background who seek to learn to compose their own ROS nodes. Day 1 will focus on introductory ROS skills. Day 2 will examine motion planning using MoveIt! as well as the Descartes planner and Perception concepts. Day 3 offers a lab programming exercise (with a choice of): Simple Perception Lab, Simple MoveIt! Application, Simple Descartes Application, Pick-and-Place Application.

Cost: Refer to the registration page

Date: November 16-18, 2015

Curriculum: Link to the Wiki

Agenda

Monday November 16 - Intro to ROS, Basics

AM Intro, What is Catkin
Installing and Building Packages
Parameter Server, Topics and Messages
PM Services, Launch files, TF
Intro and Verify URDF

Tuesday November 17 - Path planning for industrial manipulators: MoveIt! and Descartes.

AM ROSI Today, Intro to MoveIt
Examining Planning Environment
Build and Update MoveIt Package
Motion Planning (RViz and C++)
PM Intro to MoveIt Application
Intro to Perception, Intro to Perception Application
Intro to Descartes, Intro to Descartes Application

Wednesday November 18 - Lab exercise (Choose one of four). Depart at lunch.

Labs (AM) Simple MoveIt Application
Simple Descartes Application
Simple Perception Application
Simple Pick-and-Place Application

Link to printable agenda

Hosts: Flex, Silicon Valley Robotics, ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas

Prerequisites: Linux/Ubuntu familiarity, C++ experience and a desire to program robots!

Registration: Link to the registration page

Venue: Flex in Milpitas, CA, USA

Oct
31
Nov 1

CAD to ROS Workbench Milestone 1 Launch (Anticipated)

The ROS-Industrial Consortium is organizing a CAD to ROS Workbench development project. We are seeking developers for Milestone 1. The source code will be available to members of the Consortium who are also willing to contribute development time to the project. Please contact Paul Hvass (Americas) or Mirko Bordignon (Europe) to gain access to the private repo for the project. For a technical roadmap for the project, please refer to the ROS-I Roadmap, Section 6.3.

Milestone 2 Organizer: Paul Hvass, (SwRI)