ROS-Industrial @ ICRA 2018 (Australia)
May
21
to May 27

ROS-Industrial @ ICRA 2018 (Australia)

  • The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Venue (map)
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ROS_Industrial Asia Pacific Consortium will be going to ICRA 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.

ICRA 2018 logo.jpg

ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific will be exhibiting at ICRA 2018. If you are attending ICRA, don't forget to check out our new demonstrations and talk to us at the booth.

https://icra2018.org/

For more information, please contact Min Ling Chan (ros-i_asia@artc.a-star.edu.sg )

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May
28
to May 29

ROS-Industrial EU Spring'18 Workshop

Fraunhofer IPA is pleased to host a technical workshop and an info session on opportunities for funding through the EU H2020 ROSIN project.

Location: Fraunhofer IPA, room D5.19 in building D. Please register at our main entrance to receive a campus map with directions. How to find us

Date and time: from 11.30, May 28, to 15.00, May 29, 2018

Sessions

HRIM: A standard interface for robot modules (session organized in collaboration with Erle Robotics)

Interoperability among different hardware components with the purpose of building robot modules and thereby, modular robots, is an increasingly felt needed among vendors and users of robot technology. This workshop address the need of a common standard interface for the description of robot modules and sub-components to allow the reusability, composability and interoperability of Hardware components.

Starting point of the discussion will be the Hardware Robot Information Model (HRIM), an initiative by Erle Robotics to enable "plug and play robotics".

PLC<->ROS interoperability (session organized in collaboration with INESC TEC and University of Stuttgart)

The increasing need to interface ROS with industrial machinery is finding solutions that are often developed independently and for ad-hoc needs. The increasing need to interface ROS with industrial machinery is finding solutions that are often developed independently and for ad-hoc needs.

First this session will present tools developed at Fraunhofer IPA and partner institutions, with the goal to possibly gather users and developers with similar needs around them. Specifically:

  • OPC-UA: one of the most convenient machine to machine communication protocols for industrial automation. The institute for control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW) of the University of Stuttgart will open this discussion showing their work improving the open source implementation of this protocol. To complete the workshop the ROS <-> OPC-UA wrapper that is being developed within the project SeRoNet will be introduced.
  • CODESYS: a software platform for industrial automation technology based on a standard PLCs programming tools (IEC 61131-3). INESC TEC will present a CODESYS<->ROS gateway, extending the ROS computation graph to PLCs programmed through the CODESYS development environment.

This workshop will be completed with a hand-ons session on the previously introduced CODESYS<->ROS Bridge and a live demo of existing ROS fielbuses implementation such as MODBUS TCP, EtherNet/IP and CANopen.

ROSIN SW QA measures (session organized in collaboration with IT-University Copenhagen and TU Delft)

The session will present a status report on the software quality assurance measures of ROS-based systems with respect to an extensive study developed during the first year of the ROSIN project. We will present the early but already successful initiatives in the project: the ROS quality hub, a discussion forum for quality issues, and a community working group devoted to quality, geared towards in industry applications. We will also report on what tools are being developed for improving code quality: timemachine (scripts to support testing and debugging of problems in legacy code), ROS Package generator (create your ROS interfaces automatically), and a glimpse into upcoming bug finders (a ROS-specific linter and a ROS fuzzing integration).

To finalize the event we organize an information session about the ROSIN Focused Technical Project opportunity that has a budget of 3+ Million EUR available to fund your ROS related development.

Program

Day 1, May 28

11:30 - 12:30 Welcome snacks

12:30 HRIM: A standard interface for robot modules

14:00 - 14:15 Coffee break

14:15 OPC-UA and ROS: a status update

14:45 PLC<->ROS interoperability I

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 PLC<->ROS interoperability II - Hands-on session

Day 2, May 29

10:30 - 11:00 Welcome coffee

11:00 ROSIN software quality assurance measures

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 Dissemination session on ROSIN FTP opportunities

14:30 - 15:00 Farewell coffee

Registration

Send an email to ric.eu@rosindustrial.org containing the details of the attendees and the session/s that you would like to attend. Please write WORKSHOP in the subject of the email using the following registration link Registration for this event is closed

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Jun
14
to Jun 15

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Compliance - Berlin Seminar

Proper usage of Free and Open-Source Software such as ROS-Industrial requires understanding licensing and compliance issues.

The Software Compliance Academy will host an intensive seminar on these topics in Berlin on June 14-15. The ROS-Industrial initiative already benefited from the expertise of the Academy during previous events, and thanks to a prolonged partnership, members of the ROS-I Consortia are eligible for a discount in the participation fee. The seminar language will be German.

Please contact your local Consortium Manager for further details. Additional information and registration forms are available here.

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Jul
2
to Jul 6

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

The next edition of ROS-Industrial training will take place at Fraunhofer IPA from July 2 to 6, 2018. It will consist of:

  • day 1: introduction to Linux
  • days 2-4: ROS basic training (introduction; manipulation; navigation)
  • day 5: advanced ROS topics (statemachine-based programming tools; build, test, release workflow and tools)

More details about the curriculum can be found in the agenda of current editions, upon which the July training will also be based. The course language is in English but support can also be given in German an French.

Cost:

  • full course (days 1-5): 1.000 EUR
  • ROS training only (days 2-5): 900 EUR
  • advanced topics only (day 5): 200 EUR

ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe full members can use their consortium benefits to register a limited number of attendees for free; all ROS-Industrial Consortium members are eligible to 50% discount.

Registration: please send an email to ric.eu@rosindustrial.org with TRAINING in the subject using the following registration link

Registrations are being handled on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe members.

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ROS-Industrial Training (EU)
Apr
16
to Apr 20

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

This edition of the training is sold out: the next available session at Fraunhofer IPA will be held on July 2-6, 2018.

The next edition of ROS-Industrial training will take place at Fraunhofer IPA from April 16 to 20, 2018. It will consist of:

  • day 1: introduction to Linux
  • days 2-4: ROS basic training (introduction; manipulation; navigation)
  • day 5: advanced ROS topics (statemachine-based programming tools; build, test, release workflow and tools)

More details about the curriculum can be found in the agenda.

Cost:

  • full course (days 1-5): 1.000 EUR
  • ROS training only (days 2-5): 900 EUR
  • advanced topics only (day 5): 200 EUR

ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe full members can use their consortium benefits to register a limited number of attendees for free; all ROS-Industrial Consortium members are eligible to 50% discount.

Registration: this training is sold out please send an email to ric.eu@rosindustrial.org with TRAINING in the subject, containing the details of the attendees which you would like to register. Registrations are being handled on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe members.

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ROS Summer School - Singapore hosted by ROS-Industrial AP
Mar
12
to Mar 16

ROS Summer School - Singapore hosted by ROS-Industrial AP

Note this training is being performed in Singapore by trainers from FH Aachen. The course material is different to all the trainings as this is the summer school program that's shortened to 5 days which is delivered in Europe by FH Aachen. There are 3 trainers coming from Aachen to support this training as well as additional support staff by ROS-Industrial Consortium.

This is the first time we are offering a summer school in Singapore in collaboration with FH Aachen.


0900 - 1700 12 March – Day 1: ROS Introduction
0900 - 1700 13 March – Day 2: ROS communications
0900 - 1900 14 March – Day 3: ROS Transforms
0900 - 1700 15 March – Day 4: Navigation & Networking Session
0900 - 1700 16 March - Day 5: Challenge around our the racetrack with turtlebot3 with other teams!


**Costs included Lunch, morning & afternoon tea for training days.

Due to the way this course is structured, we will provide laptops for the training for use in the challenge. if you wish to bring your own laptop for the lectures to take notes this is possible. However do note that for the challenge there will be about 2-3 participants per laptop and monitor along with a turtlebot3. The challenge is a group exercise.


Prerequisites: Linux/Ubuntu familiarity, C++ experience and a desire to program robots! If you are doing the basic course this can also count towards Linux familiarity!


Basic knowledge in C++ or Python is recommended to complete the practical sessions successfully. Experience with ROS or Linux is not required.


Cost:
The training is 50% for ROS-I AP Consortium Members.


Non-Members:
1. Full Course (5 days)
•Non-Member (Singapore Registered Participant) SGD 1200
•Non-Member (Overseas) SGD 1350
•Non-Member (Student/Staff registered Singapore Institute of Higher Learning) SGD 970


Space for the training is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. We expect to sell out quickly for the summer school.


For any enquires please email Min Ling Chan at ros-i_asia@artc.a-star.edu.sg


T-shirt sizing charts can be found here.

For the Summer School Flyer download here For the Summer School Agenda downloand here


Registration is now open: http://evnk.co/rosindustrialsummerschool

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ROS-Industrial Americas Annual Meeting
Mar
7
to Mar 8

ROS-Industrial Americas Annual Meeting

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Registration Has Closed Streaming Info Will Be Made Available Shortly!

Printable Agenda Available Now!

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas will host its annual meeting at Southwest Research Institute, with a day, the 7th, of open to the public demonstrations and talks, followed by a members only event, on the 8th, that will include ROS-I developments, updates from relevant organizations and development hubs, and roadmapping/project topic workshops.

We are also excited to welcome a keynote by Dr. Philip Freeman of Boeing. Dr. Freeman and Boeing have been early adopters and strong advocates for ROS development and open source in manufacturing applications, so we are excited to have him provide the keynote address this year.

Demonstrations by ADLink, University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute, KEBA, Southwest Research Institute Human Performance Solutions, and more!

Meeting Agenda:

March 7th

Virtual Meeting Room for the 7th Only

8:00 AM - Shuttle Pickup Courtyard Marriott Westover Hills

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Welcome – SwRI Introduction - Paul Evans – SwRI (Slides)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - ROS-I Consortium/Introduction - Matt Robinson - SwRI (Slides)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Break

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM - Manufacturing in Mixed Reality - Dr. Aditya Das - UTARI (Slides)

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM - Discussion on the Design of a Multiuse Workcell and Incorporation of the Descartes Package - Christina Petlowany – UT Austin Nuclear Robotics Group (Slides)

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM - Integrating ROS into NASA Space Exploration Missions - Dustin Gooding - NASA (Slides)

11:45 - 12:30 PM - Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 PM - Lunch KeynoteAir Force ManTech Robotics Initiative / A5 Program Overview - Richard Meyers - AFRL

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Lab Tours & Demonstrations: ADLINK Neuron (ADLink), KEBA KeMotion and ROS (KEBA), Manufacturing in Mixed Reality (UTARI), Human Performance and ROS (SwRI), Class 8 Automated Vehicle Demonstration (SwRI), Intelligent Part Reconstruction (SwRI), A5 (SwRI), Improved Situational Awareness in Teleoperated Systems (UT Austin), Robotic Blending (RIC NA) - SwRI Team Guided

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - ADLINK Neuron: An industrial oriented ROS2-based platform - Hao-Chih Lin - ADLink (Slides)

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Unique ROS Combination with Safety and PLC - Thomas Linde - KEBA (Slides)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Leveraging ROS-Industrial to Deliver Customer Value - Joe Zoghzoghy – Bastian Solutions (Slides)

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM - Closing Remarks - Matt Robinson - SwRI

5:15 PM - Shuttles Depart for Dinner: Iron Cactus, 200 River Walk Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205

March 8th

8:00 AM - Shuttle Pickup Courtyard Marriott Westover Hills

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration, Light Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM - Welcome and Introductions - Paul Evans - SwRI

8:45 AM - 9:20 AM - RIC-Americas Highlights and Upcoming Events - Matt Robinson & Levi Armstrong - SwRI

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM - RIC-Europe Highlights & ROSiN Update - Mirko Bordignon – Fraunhofer IPA

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM - ROS-Industrial Lessons from Bootstrapping in Asia Pacific - Min Ling Chan - ARTC

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Break

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM - ROS2 is Here - Dirk Thomas – Open Robotics

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM - ARM Institute Introduction & Update - Bob Grabowski – ARM Institute

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM - Windows IoT & Robotics - Lou Amadio - Microsoft

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch Keynote: Why Boeing is Using ROS-Industrial - Dr. Philip Freeman - Boeing

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - ROS-I Problem-Centric Roadmapping Workshop - ROS-I Team Facilitated

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Break

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM - Enabling Facility-Level Interoperability Between Robot Teams and Machine-Cell Devices - Shaurabh Singh – Association for Manufacturing Technology

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM - The Past, Present and Future of DDS and its Relation with ROS2 - Erik Boasson - ADLink

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Project Topic Idea Generation based on Industry Needs - Matt Robinson - SwRI

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM - Closing Remarks - Matt Robinson - SwRI

5:15 PM - Shuttle Direct to Courtyard Marriott Westover Hills

When: March 7 & 8, 2018

Location: Southwest Research Institute 6220 Culebra Rd. San Antonio, TX 78238

Host: Matt Robinson, RIC-Americas Program Manager

Registration: Registration Has Closed

Downloadable Map of SwRI Campus

Hotel: Though the ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas block of rooms held has expired for this event at the Courtyard by Marriott Westover Hills, you can still book a room here and take advantage of the arranged transportation to and from the Hotel and the Event: Book a Room at the Courtyard by Marriott Westover Hills

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Jan
29
to Feb 2

ROS-Industrial AP 5 Day Training - Singapore

ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific is hosting a trainer from Fraunhofer IPA to perform a 5 day training ranging from Basic Linux, ROS Training (including navigation!) and Advanced Topics.

The training will be held from January 29 to 2 February, 2018. It will consist of:
• day 1: introduction to Linux
• days 2-4: ROS basic training (introduction; manipulation; navigation)
• day 5: advanced ROS topics (statemachine-based programming tools; build, test, release workflow and tools)

More details about the curriculum are available in the registration link below


ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific full members can use their consortium benefits to register a limited number of attendees for free.


Registration here: https://www.eventnook.com/event/rosifullcourse/home

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Jan
22
to Jan 26

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

The next edition of ROS-Industrial training will take place at Fraunhofer IPA from January 22 to 26, 2018. It will consist of:

  • day 1: introduction to Linux
  • days 2-4: ROS basic training (introduction; manipulation; navigation)
  • day 5: advanced ROS topics (statemachine-based programming tools; build, test, release workflow and tools)

More details about the curriculum are available in the agenda.

Cost:

  • full course (days 1-5): 1.000 EUR
  • ROS training only (days 2-5): 900 EUR
  • advanced topics only (day 5): 200 EUR

ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe full members can use their consortium benefits to register a limited number of attendees for free; all ROS-Industrial Consortium members are eligible to 50% discount.

Registration: please send an email to ric.eu@rosindustrial.org with the number and details of the attendees which you would like to register. Registrations are being handled on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe members.

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Dec
12
to Dec 14

ROS-Industrial Conference 2017

Final program with talk abstracts

Slides are now available! The program below is annotated with links to the PDFs.

Preregistration link The event is sold out and the waiting list is full!

Location: hotel campus.guest (talks), Fraunhofer IPA (tours and demos), Stuttgart

Date and time: from 11.30, Dec 12, to 14.00, Dec 14, 2017

Accommodation suggestion: the hotel hosting the event has a block of rooms reserved for the attendees. Please mention that you are attending the "ROS conference" event and are thus eligible for the 79 EUR / night special rate.

After-conference public open lab: following the ROS-Industrial Conference, on the afternoon of Dec 14th, Fraunhofer IPA invites you to come and explore the world of robotics and automation. We’ll be showcasing novel developments being made in robotics and automation within the EU-funded ROBOTT-NET project.
Get an insight into the latest robotics and automation technologies… and how they could help your business. Ever wondered how your business could benefit from automation? Interested to learn from others who have done it? Got an idea you’d like to discuss or need some guidance? This after-conference event will be held in German, is free to attend, but registration is essential. More information and registration: https://s.fhg.de/drittesopenlab

ROS-Industrial Conference 2017 Program (v1.0):

Day 1, December 12

Open Source Robotics: Vision, Business Insights, and Public Backing

10.30 Registration opens (@campus.guest hotel)

11.30 Welcome snacks

12.30 Sessions start

  • Introduction - Status and Outlook of Open Source beyond Research and Service Robotics - Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA (slides)
  • Flexible Automation for Manufacturing in Heavy Industries - Matt Robinson, Southwest Research Institute (slides)

13.30-13.50 Coffee break

  • The Robotics Market: Latest Statistics and Insights - Martin Haegele, Fraunhofer IPA (slides)
  • Business Rationale from ROS Factory Installations in the Nordics - Anders Billesoe Beck, Danish Technological Institute (slides)

14.50-15.10 Coffee break

  • From Factory-in-a-Day to ROSIN: Lessons Learned and Next Actions - Carlos Hernandez Corbato, TU Delft (talk delivered on day 2, slides)
  • RobMoSys: Model-Driven Software Development for Robotics - Dennis Stampfer, Hoschule Ulm (slides)
  • micro Robot Operating System: ROS for highly resource-constrained devices - Jaime Martin Losa, eProsima (talk delivered on day 2, slides)

16.40 Transportation from campus.guest conference room to Fraunhofer IPA

17.00 Guided tours at Fraunhofer IPA: Robotics Lab, Application Center I4.0, "Milestones of Robotics" exhibition

19.00 Welcome reception (@Fraunhofer IPA)

Day 2, December 13

Technology, Communities, and Next Challenges

08.00 Welcome Coffee (@campus.guest hotel)

08.30 Sessions start

  • Bootstrapping ROS-Industrial in Asia Pacific - Min Ling Chan, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre - A*Star (talk delivered on day 1, slides)
  • RoboWare: A “Product Oriented Design” IDE for ROS developers - Tony Wang, Jinan Tony Robotics Co. Ltd. (slides)

09.30-09.50 Coffee break

  • ACROS: the Brain of Perception-Guided Robots - Moritz Tenorth, Magazino GmbH (slides)
  • ROS2 - it's coming - Dirk Thomas, Open Source Robotics Foundation (talk delivered on day 1, slides)
  • Data-Centric Vs Device-Centric Programming - Stan Schneider, Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI) (slides)

11.20-11.40 Coffee break

  • Challenges in Safety and Security for Industrial Automation Systems - Martin Zappe, ICS AG (slides)
  • Deterministic Robot Motion Planning for Safety-critical Robot Applications - Torsten Kroeger, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology / Fraunhofer IPA (slides)

12.40-14.00 Lunch

  • The Eclipse way of growing Business Friendly Open Source Ecosystems - Gaël Blondelle, Eclipse Foundation Europe (slides)
  • How the ROS Community cares for Quality - Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen (slides)
  • ROS in Actual Practice: Mining Usage Patterns of its Primitives - André Santos, University of Minho / INESC TEC (slides)

15.30-15.50 Coffee break

  • The e.DO project - Arturo Baroncelli, COMAU (slides)
  • ROS-I Native Robot Controllers - Hermann Steffan, KEBA (slides)
  • Smart Infrastructure for Smart Robots - Marco Braun, HARTING (slides)
  • An update on the Hardware Operating System - Victor Mayoral Vilches, Acutronic Robotics (bonus lightning talk, slides)

16.50 Transfer from campus.guest conference room to Fraunhofer IPA

17.10 Demos of ROS-native hardware and installations

18.30 Transfer from Fraunhofer IPA to city center

19:00 Visit to Christmas Market

20:00 Conference dinner

Day 3, December 14

Applications - Today and Tomorrow

08.00 Welcome Coffee (@campus.guest hotel)

08.30 Sessions start

  • ROS-based Intralogistics Solutions - Niels Jul Jacobsen, Mobile Industrial Robots (slides)
  • Cloud Navigation for Mobile Robots in Intralogistics Applications - Felipe Garcia Lopez, Fraunhofer IPA (slides)
  • Cloud Robotics Applications with Virtual Fort Knox - Joachim Seidelmann, Fraunhofer IPA (talk delivered by Christian Henkel, slides)

10.00-10.20 Coffee break

  • Autoware: ROS-based OSS for Urban Self-driving Mobility - Dejan Pangercic & Shinpei Kato, Autoware / Tier IV (slides)
  • Making the Case for Safety of Machine Learning in Highly Automated Driving - Lydia Gauerhof, Robert Bosch GmbH (slides)

11.20-11.40 Coffee break

  • ROS in Space Robotics at NASA - Kimberly Hambuchen, NASA Johnson Space Center (slides)
  • Requirements on Software Frameworks for Space Robotics - Martin Azkarate, ESA ESTEC (slides)
  • Concluding remarks - Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA (slides)

13.00 Farewell snacks

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Dec
5
to Dec 8

RIC-Asia Pacific ROS-I Training - December

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific will be looking at hosting another ROS-Industrial training event in December.

It is a three-day ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class comprising of:

  • 3pm - 5pm 5 December (VM and Laptop configuration check)
  • 9am - 8pm 6 December - Day 1 Basic Training + Networking Dinner - ROS Users
  • 9am - 5pm 7 December - Day 2 Basic Training
  • 9am - 5pm 8 December - Day 3 Lab work with UR10 robot


Location: Singapore

OPEN: Register here


Please bring a laptop to the class with the ROS-I training Virtual Machine pre-installed or a Native Ubuntu with Kinetic installed.

This class is geared toward individuals with a C++ programming background who seek to learn to compose their own ROS nodes.

1. ROS-Industrial Developers Training (3 Days) - 6 - 8 December
The three-day developers class is geared toward individuals with a C++ programming background:

Day 1 focuses on introductory ROS skills:

  • ROS Setup, Catkin, Installing Packages
  • Break
  • Creating Packages/Nodes, Topics, Messages
  • Lunch
  • Services, Actions
  • Break
  • Launch Files, Parameter

    Day 2
  • URDF, Workcell XACRO
  • Break
  • TF, Build a MoveIt! Package
  • Lunch
  • Motion Planning Using Rviz, C++
  • Break
  • Introduction to Descartes Path Planning
  • Introduction to Perception

    Day 3
  • Day 1 & 2 Recap
  • Break
  • Lab Introduction, Labs (1) Pick and Place Application – Simulation Only, (2) Descartes
  • Application using UR10
  • Lunch
  • Work on Lab Applications

Registration: https://www.eventnook.com/event/rosideveloperstrainingbasic/home

Cost: ROS-Industrial AP Consortium Members:
The training is FREE for up to:

  • Three attendees for Full Consortium ROS-I AP Members
  • Two attendees for Associate Consortium ROS-I AP Members
  • One attendee for Research Consortium ROS-I AP Members

Non-Members:

  • Non-Member (Singapore Registered Participan) SGD 700
  • Non-Member (Overseas) SGD 800
  • Non-Member (Student/Staff registered Singapore Institute of Higher Learning) SGD 600

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

Curriculum: Link to the Wiki

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

Venue: ARTC, Level 4 3 CleanTech Loop, #04 CleanTech Two, Singapore 637143

VM Check TBC: Please test the VM install prior to arrival. Trainers will be available 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.

**IT IS extremely important that you have either:

  1. Native Ubuntu 16.04 and ROS Kinetic installed on your laptop OR
  2. Virtual Machine (note potential slow performance) Download instructions here
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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

World MoveIt! Day - Singapore

WMD-AP

We’re excited to announce that we will be supporting World MoveIt! Day on October 19 in Singapore representing the ROS-I Consortium Asia Pacific. The event is a day-long international hackathon to improve the MoveIt! code base, documentation, and community. We hope to close as many pull requests and issues as possible and explore new areas of features and improvements for the now five year old framework.

Please REGISTER HERE if you plan on attending in person or if you would like to join the webex/video link. Space is limited, so please don't delay! Light refreshemennts/Lunch will be provided. This is a great chance to interact with others engaged in the ROS-Industrial development space from the area.

Location: ROS-Industrial Asia Pacific @ ARTC 3 CleanTech Loop,

#01-01, CleanTech Two, Singapore 637143

Contact: Min Ling Chan (ros-i_asia@artc.a-star.edu.sg)

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Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

World MoveIt! Day - San Antonio

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We’re excited to announce that we will be supporting World MoveIt! Day on October 18 in San Antonio, TX representing the ROS-I Consortium Americas! The event is a day-long international hackathon to improve the MoveIt! code base, documentation, and community. We hope to close as many pull requests and issues as possible and explore new areas of features and improvements for the now five year old framework.

Visit Southwest Research Institute's new Collaborative Robotics Lab. Please REGISTER HERE if you plan on attending. Space is limited, so please don't delay! Light refreshemennts/Lunch will be provided. This is a great chance to interact with others engaged in the ROS-Industrial development space.

Location: Southwest Research Institute Building 68 145 Tom Slick Ave San Antonio, TX 78238

Contact: Jorge Nicho

jorge.nicho@swri.org

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Aug
21
to Aug 24

RIC-Asia Pacific ROS-I Training

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific is hosting our first ROS-Industrial Developer Training Class with a ROS-Industrial trainer, Levi Armstrong (SwRI, ROS-Industrial Americas). There are two training classes available these are:

  1. A three-day ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class on August 21-23, 2017
  2. A one-day ROS-Industrial Advanced Training Class on August 24, 2017.

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.

1. ROS-Industrial Developers Training (3 Days) - Mon 21 Aug - Wed 23 Aug.
The three-day developers class is geared toward individuals with a C++ programming background:

Day 1 focuses on introductory ROS skills:

  • ROS Setup, Catkin, Installing Packages
  • Break
  • Creating Packages/Nodes, Topics, Messages
  • Lunch
  • Services, Actions
  • Break
  • Launch Files, Parameter

    Day 2
  • URDF, Workcell XACRO
  • Break
  • TF, Build a MoveIt! Package
  • Lunch
  • Motion Planning Using Rviz, C++
  • Break
  • Introduction to Descartes Path Planning
  • Introduction to Perception

    Day 3
  • Day 1 & 2 Recap
  • Break
  • Lab Introduction, Labs (1) Pick and Place Application – Simulation Only, (2) Descartes
  • Application using UR10
  • Lunch
  • Work on Lab Applications

2. ROS-Industrial Advanced Training (1 Day)

  • Advanced Topic Introduction (1) Path Planning, (2) Perception
  • Break
  • Advanced Topics in Descartes Path Planning
  • Lunch
  • Advanced Topics in Perception

Dates: August 21-23, 2017

Registration: https://www.eventnook.com/event/rosindustrialtrainingap/

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. Space for the training is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Curriculum: Link to the Wiki

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

Venue: ARTC, Level 4 3 CleanTech Loop, #04 CleanTech Two, Singapore 637143

VM Check Sunday, August 20th: Please test the VM install prior to arrival. Poor/slow VM performance can negatively affect your learning experience. Trainers will be available at TBD on Sunday night from 7:00 to 8:30 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.

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Jun
6
to Jun 8

RIC-Americas ROS-I Training

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas is hosting a ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class June 6-8, 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: June 6 - 8, 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.

Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Westover Hills. To enjoy the group rate ($99), 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 Monday, June. 5: Please test the VM install prior to arrival. Poor/slow VM performance can negatively affect your learning experience. Trainers will be available at Waves Lounge at the Courtyard by Marriott Westover Hills on Monday 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.

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May
29
to Jun 3

ICRA 2017 (Singapore)

In Singapore?

Come and visit our booth at ICRA (B8)!

  • Drop a business card for a ROS-Industrial T-Shirt
  • Check out the ROS-Industrial Consortium America's Scan'N'Plan demonstration with a UR10!
  • Come and speak to us about ROS-Industrial Roadmapping and ideas for ROS-Industrial !

The exhibition at ICRA 2017 includes a Start-up Corner, with product showcases and live demonstrations by some of the biggest names in the robotics and automation industry.

Venue: Grand Ballroom Foyer (Level 5), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Opening hours: •May 30 (Tuesday): 08:00 – 17:00 •May 31 (Wednesday): 08:20 –17:00 •June 1 (Thursday): - 08:20 – 17:00

ICRA in Singapore

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RIC-Asia Pacific Workshop
May
25
to May 26

RIC-Asia Pacific Workshop

  • Date: May 25th - 26th 2017
  • Location: ARTC, Singapore

The event is open to ROS users, business' and anyone interested in how ROS is used to solve industrial problems.

Workshop Cost: 250 SGD

Includes:

  • Day 1 and Day 2 activities
  • Meals included are:
  • Day 1 Afternoon & Morning Tea, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 2 Morning & Afternoon Tea and Lunch.
  • All participants who register will receive an event polo shirt - Sizing Chart here (Note, subject to sizing availability, kindly note we will do our best to provide you with the right size shirt or closest size where possible)

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/ros-industrial-expanding-horizons-with-ros-industrial-in-asia-pacific-tickets-34229406075

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May
16
8:00 AM08:00

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

Host: Paul Evans (ROS-Industrial and Southwest Research Institute)

Join us to learn about new efforts underway that are seeking community support and involvement. Highlighted initiatives will include:

  • Business Analytics Dashboard with PackML
  • Sensor Configuration and Calibration Assistant
  • MoveIt! Code Sprint for Minimum Cycle Time Motion Planning for Bin Picking
  • ROSIN Europen initiative bringing ROS to the factory floor

The Community Web Meeting will conclude with a Question and Answer session.

Please join us for our next Community Meeting in a webinar format. Registration is required: Register Here

Stay tuned for more details on the topics and speakers.

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Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

RIC Americas Annual Meeting

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  


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Feb
13
to 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.

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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

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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.

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Nov
2
to Nov 3

2016 ROS-Industrial Training and Conference (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

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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.

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Oct
9
3:25 PM15:25

ROS-Industrial Open House at ROSCon

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)

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Oct
8
to 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!

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