America Makes + SwRI TRX
Mar
20
to Mar 21

America Makes + SwRI TRX

  • Southwest Research Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ROS-I team located at SwRI will be hosting a lab tour and giving a presentation relevant to the additive manufacturing technical community. Advances in advanced robotics capability, particularly the capabilities seen across the ROS-I collaborative network, both can further the execution of additive manufacturing processes and support improved processing of supporting processes as part of the additive processing value stream.

Event Site: https://www.americamakes.us/trx-swri/

From the event site: WHAT IS TRX? TRX is more a technically focused event with content being shared at an in-depth level. The TRX presentation format is intended to be flexible and conversational in its structure to permit more organic interaction throughout each presentation. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during a presentation to gain a deeper understanding of the research underway rather than holding all questions until the conclusion of a presentation. All TRX presenters have prepared their presentations to allow for this increased level of engagement. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Engineers, decision makers, and executives. Members and Non-members are welcome!

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ROS-Industrial Training (EU)
Apr
1
to Apr 5

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

The next edition of ROS-Industrial training will take place at Fraunhofer IPA from April 01 to 05, 2019. 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. The course language is in English but support can also be given in German and 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 other ROS-Industrial Consortium members are eligible to 50% discount.

~~Registration: please use this 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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Automate 2019
Apr
8
to Apr 11

Automate 2019

Southwest Research Institute and the SwRI-based ROS-Industrial team will be exhibiting at Automate 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Please consider visiting the exhibit and experience an interactive demonstration of advanced robotics capabilty, as well as interact with those seeking to advance industrial automation leveraging open-source tools.

The SwRI exhibit will include an interactive Scan-N-Plan Demonstration that leverages a new industrial TSDF mesh generation capability, as well as showcasing Tesseract and TrajOpt all running on ROS2. The intent is to highlight the ability of the solution to manage high variability in an efficient manner, while making it entertaining. The capability will be leveraging ROS2 to demonstrate core component interoperability between ROS1 and ROS2.

SwRI will be at Booth #8214

Additional information will be provided as Automate approaches.

Event Site: https://www.automateshow.com/

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ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas 2019 Annual Meeting
Apr
11
to Apr 12

ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas 2019 Annual Meeting

  • The Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas will host its annual meeting in conjunction with the Automate 2019 show in Chicago. The annual Members' Meeting is a chance to understand the latest developments relative to ROS-Industrial, both within the Americas and around the world. There will be a chance to engage on the strategy for how ROS-I capability is shaped, in particular wiht atest developments around ROS2, and how we navigate the migration and leverage of ROS2.

This is always a great opportunity to engage with other interested end-users, OEMs, solution providers and researchers on open source, interoperable, agile software capabilities. The collaborations that emerge through these interactions have led to significant accomplishments, of which you will learn about at this gathering. We look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago!

When: April 12, 2019 (Immediately following Automate 2019)

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Chicago, IL 60616, USA

Pre-meeting Dinner: A dinner will precede the April 12 meeting at 7:00 PM on April 11 at The Oyster House, 1933 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616.

Host: Matt Robinson, RIC-Americas Program Manager

Registration: Click this link to register.

Agenda:

Morning Program

  • 7:30 AM - Doors Open
  • 7:45 AM - Registration & Light Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM - Welcome & Introduction - Matt Robinson
  • 8:10 AM - ROS-I Americas Highlights & What's Coming - Matt Robinson & Levi Armstrong, Southwest Research Institute
  • 8:30 AM - Platformed Verticals, Polarized Offerings: Rethinking Robotics and Automation in 2020 - Mirko Bordignon, ROS-I EU Program Manager, Fraunhofer IPA
  • 8:50 AM - Concepts on Dynamic Grasping and an Update on ROS-I Asia-Pacific - Erik Unemyr, ROS-I Asia-Pacific Program Manager, ARTC
  • 9:10 AM Break
  • 9:25 AM - Roadmapping Workshop - An on your feet moderated exercise that will influence technical direction of ROS-I development for the Americas building on prior workshop outputs
  • 10:40 AM - Robotic Assembly of Large Structures using Vision and Force Guidance - Dr. John Wen, Head of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 11:10 AM - Leveraging ROS for Industrial R&D Projects - Eugen Solowjow, Research Scientist, Siemens
  • 11:40 AM - Lunch

Lunch Keynote: ROS… Common platform to Competitive Edge - Chris Morgan, Chief Innovation Officer of Bastian Solutions/Toyota Advanced Logistics

Afternoon Program

  • 12:40 PM - Focused Technical Project Brainstorming - Presentation of a handful of project topics and opportunity to offer additional topics of interest.
  • 1:25 PM - Standards and Open Source Software for Industrial Automation - Fred Proctor, Group Leader of the Networked Control Systems Group, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • 1:55 PM - Operationalizing Robotics: or how I learned to stop worrying and love IT - Lou Amadio, Group Leader, Microsoft
  • 2:30 PM - ROS2 Roundtable - "Is ROS2 ready for the factory floor?" - Jerry Towler, Southwest Research Institute, Dave Coleman, PickNik, Matt Hansen, Intel, and Chris Lalancette, Open Robotics
  • 3:00 PM - Break
  • 3:15 PM - ROS and the Machinekit Hardware Abstraction Layer - Daniel Rogge, CEO, Tormach
  • 3:45 PM - OEM Partner Spotlight - Roger Christian, Divisional Leader, Yaskawa & Andrew Lonsberry, CEO, Path Robotics
  • 4:15 PM - Reducing Operator Burden for Robotics and Remote Systems in Hazardous Environments - Mitch Pryor, Research Scientist, University of Texas, Austin, Nuclear Robotics Group
  • 4:45 PM - Wrap Up and Adjourn

We look forward to collaborating with the membership and fostering a discussion on what is on the near horizon with regards to open-source advanced robotics development.

Please keep an eye also on this space for a list of ROS-Industrial partner demonstrations that will be taking place throughout Automate and PROMAT 2019!

Members Exhibiting at Automate and/or PROMAT

  • 3M - Booth #8947
  • ABB - Booth #7546
  • ADLINK Technology - Booth #9411
  • Bastian Solutions - PROMAT Booth #S1603
  • Comau - Booth #7561
  • Honeywell Intelligrated - Booth #7515, PROMAT Booth #S618a
  • ifm Efector Inc. - Booth #8125
  • KEBA Corporation - Booth #8348
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Booth #8714
  • Pilz Automation Safety, LP - Booth #8937
  • Plus One Robotics - Booth #9547
  • PushCorp Inc. - Booth #8515
  • Siemens - Booth #7929
  • Southwest Research Institute - Booth #8214
  • Universal Robots - Booth #7154
  • Yaskawa America, Inc - Booth #7144
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ROS-Industrial EU Spring '19 Workshop: ROS2 & DDS
May
6
to May 7

ROS-Industrial EU Spring '19 Workshop: ROS2 & DDS

  • Fraunhofer IPA Stuttgart (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ROS2 & DDS workshop

With all the excitement and curiosity surrounding releases of ROS2 distros, we are pleased to announce the Spring edition of ROS-Industrial EU Tech Workshop, which will take place at Fraunhofer IPA on May 6th and 7th, 2019.

ROS 2 supports multiple DDS/RTPS implementations and various factors will influence in choosing the right vendor for your needs: logistical considerations like the license, or technical considerations like platform availability, or computation footprint.

Keeping in tune with this, two of the most popular DDS vendors, ADLINK and eProsima, would be presenting their stacks at the workshop. Additionally, Bosch, one of the members of the EU funded Ofera project, would be presenting microROS, which extends ROS2 capabilities for extremely resource constrained devices.

Lastly, as an internal effort, Fraunhofer IPA would be demonstrating the porting of the ur_modern_driver to ROS2.

Note: Participants will be provided with USB sticks with Ubuntu and all the necessary libraries and IDEs pre-installed.

Workshop attendance

  • workshop will start around 11:00 on day1 and finish around 16:00 to allow fly in and fly out on the same dates
  • free for members of any ROS-Industrial Consortium worldwide
  • 500€ / person for any other organization

Registration

Please send an email to OpenSourceRobotics@ipa.fraunhofer.de containing the details of the attendees and details of ROS-Industrial Consortium membership, if any. Please write WORKSHOP in the subject of the email.

Location

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ROS-Industrial Training (APAC)
May
21
to May 24

ROS-Industrial Training (APAC)

  • Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific are hosting another ROS-Industrial training in Singapore 21-24 May.

There are two types of trainings offered:

  • Day 1-3 - ROS-Industrial Developer's Training - Basic
  • Day 4 - ROS-Industrial Developer's Training - Advanced

Please register and refer to further details on the event here:

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ROS-Industrial Training (EU)
Jun
24
to Jun 28

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

The next edition of ROS-Industrial training will take place at Fraunhofer IPA from June 24 to 28, 2019. 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. The course language is in English but support can also be given in German and 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 other ROS-Industrial Consortium members are eligible to 50% discount.

Registration: please use this 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)
Sep
23
to Sep 27

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

The next edition of ROS-Industrial training will take place at Fraunhofer IPA from September 23 to 27, 2019. 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. The course language is in English but support can also be given in German and 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 other ROS-Industrial Consortium members are eligible to 50% discount.

Registration: please use this 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)
Nov
18
to Nov 22

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

The next edition of ROS-Industrial training will take place at Fraunhofer IPA from November 18 to 22, 2019. 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. The course language is in English but support can also be given in German and 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 other ROS-Industrial Consortium members are eligible to 50% discount.

Registration: please use this 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 (Americas)
Mar
5
to Mar 7

ROS-Industrial Training (Americas)

  • Southwest Research Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas will be providing a three-day ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class March 5-7, 2019, with both a Basic and Advanced Track offerings. This will be the first training class on ROS Melodic!

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. Set Up, Prerequisites, and Curriculum can be found here.

  • Day 1
    • Basic - Will focus on introductory ROS skills
    • Advanced - Intro to TrajOpt/Tesseract & Additional Advnaced Functionalities within ROS
  • 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 or Descartes Application.

Dates: March 5-7, 2019

Registration: CLICK HERE!

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: We have a block of rooms on reserve at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Westover Hills, conveniently located a short shuttle ride from the SwRI campus. Shuttle service to and from the SwRI campus will be provided daily. You can book your reservation via this link: Group Rate for ROS-I Training.

This block is only on hold through February 25th.

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

Venue: Southwest Research Institute, Intelligent Systems Division, Building 68, 6220 Culebra Rd., San Antonio, TX 78238

VM Check Monday, March 4 at the Event Hotel: Please test the VM install prior to arrival. Poor/slow VM performance can negatively affect your learning experience. Trainers will be available Monday evening at the hotel from 7:00 PM 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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ROS Boot Camp 2019
Mar
4
to Mar 8

ROS Boot Camp 2019

Welcome to ROS Boot Camp 2019 in Singapore!

A full on week of activities learning robotics using the Robot Operating System (ROS), specifically catered for Polytechnic, Junior College or University students. The activity will be hands on and group based, assisted by our friendly ROS experts! This event is organized by ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific and Singapore Polytechnic.

For further informatoin and to register for the event, click here.

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ROS-Industrial Training (EU)
Feb
4
to Feb 8

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

The next edition of ROS-Industrial training will take place at Fraunhofer IPA from February 04 to 08, 2019. 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. The course language is in English but support can also be given in German and 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 other ROS-Industrial Consortium members are eligible to 50% discount.

Registration: please use this 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 (APAC)
Dec
11
to Dec 14

ROS-Industrial Training (APAC)

  • Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific are hosting another ROS-Industrial training in Singapore 11-14 December.

There are two types of trainings offered:

  • Day 1-3 - ROS-Industrial Developer's Training - Basic
  • Day 4 - ROS-Industrial Developer's Training - Advanced

Please register and refer to further details on the event here:

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ROS-I at the RIA Robotic Grinding and Finishing Conference
Nov
28
to Nov 29

ROS-I at the RIA Robotic Grinding and Finishing Conference

The RIA Robotic Grinding and Finishgin Conference states that it is the premier event in North America for learning best practices, key parameters for success, implementation techniques, tooling, and more for your robotic grinding and finishing processes. ROS-Industrial is excited to be supporting this conference, and be sharing advances in surface finishing leveraging open-source capabilities that have been developed through the Robotic Blending Focused Technical Projects, most recently Milestone 4.

ROS-I will be participating in a panel on innovation and reserach in robotic grinding and surface finishing, where a brief summary of the work to date will be provided, as well as future capabilities, and then a discussion about emerging trends will take place.

Please consider this event as a chance to see the broad array in approaches to surface finishing, and of course hear about the plans related to upcoming developments within ROS-Industrial.

This event is sponsored by 3M and organized by Robotics Industry Association. Registration and the Agenda can be found on the Conference Website.

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ROS-Industrial Training (Americas)
Nov
13
to Nov 15

ROS-Industrial Training (Americas)

  • Southwest Research Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Printable Agenda - This event is now closed for registration! Please check back at rosindustrial.org for the latest training event announcements.

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas will be providing a three-day ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class November 13-15, 2018, with both a Basic and Advanced Track offerings.

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. Set Up, Prerequisites, and Curriculum can be found here.

  • Day 1
    • Basic - Will focus on introductory ROS skills
    • Advanced - Additional Capabilities/Functions within ROS
  • 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 or Descartes Application.

Dates: November 13-15, 2018

Registration: CLOSED, Training event is full!

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 (Block Reserved under ROS-I), 11605 State Hwy 151, San Antonio, TX 78251 Reservation Link: Book your group rate for ROS-I November Training Event

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

Printable Agenda: HERE!

Venue: Southwest Research Institute, Intelligent Systems Division, Building 68, 6220 Culebra Rd., San Antonio, TX 78238

VM Check Monday, November 12 at the Event Hotel: Please test the VM install prior to arrival. Poor/slow VM performance can negatively affect your learning experience. Trainers will be available Monday evening at the hotel from 7:00 PM 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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World MoveIt! Day - EU
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

World MoveIt! Day - EU

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World MoveIt! Day 2018 @ Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart

Registration

Closed.

Agenda

09:30 Arrival, setup, coffee, and greeting

10:00 Opening presentation

  • MoveIt! maintainer Michael Görner introduces themself and talks about what MoveIt! is and their involvement
  • Local sponsor Fraunhofer IPA pitches about itself and how they use MoveIt!
  • The overall structure of the hackathon is discussed and what will be worked on Q&A

10:30 Hackathon formally begins

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Participants check-in with the group what they are working on and any blockers

15:00 Coffee break

16:30 Participants present their progress, learnings, etc

18:00 Hackathon can continue as long as motivation persists!

Location

  • Fraunhofer IPA, Nobelstr. 12, D-70569 Stuttgart
  • Room: D5.19, Building: Gebaeude D

How To reach us: https://www.ipa.fraunhofer.de/en/contact.html

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World MoveIt! Day - Americas
Oct
25
8:00 AM08:00

World MoveIt! Day - Americas

Once again, the ROS-I Americas team will be hosting a World MoveIt! Day event, where those interested in participating in the World MoveIt! Day hackathon can come to the ROS-I-sponsored location and work alongside other MoveIt!, ROS, open-source, robotics enthusiasts.

We will be working out of the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) over at the Port of San Antonio. You can learn more about World MoveIt! Day at their site. Please come to check out what open-source robotics development is about, bring your computer and chip in!

We look forward to getting to know more of the regional development community that has a growing interest in open-source and/or robotics.

Please RSVP HERE.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

ROS-Industrial EU Fall '18 Workshop: ROS for System Integrators

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ROS for System Integrators

The Fall edition of ROS-Industrial EU Tech Workshop will take place at Fraunhofer IPA on October 24, 2018. It will consist of a step-by-step tutorial on how to build your advanced Scan-n-plan application with ROS, using as a running example the demonstrator shown during the Automatica trade fair in Munich and at the upcoming ROSCon and IROS events in Madrid.

Scan-n-plan is a suite of open-source software tools enabling automated process planning and execution based on 3-D scan data acquired on the fly, enabling surface processing of custom parts without custom programming. The day will start off by resuming the basics of manipulation in ROS, followed by recreating the demo application on a different robot setup.

Workshop attendance

  • free for members of any ROS-Industrial Consortium worldwide
  • 250€ / person for any other organization

Registration

Please send an email to ric.eu@rosindustrial.org containing the details of the attendees and details of ROS-Industrial Consortium membership, if any. Please write WORKSHOP in the subject of the email.<\del data-preserve-html-node="true">

Location:

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Oct
23
to Oct 25

ROS-I at The Assembly Show

  • Donald Stephens Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) ROS-I team will be exhibiting at The Assembly Show 2018 in Rosemont, IL October 23rd-25th. We will also have a functional demonstration highlighting perception capabilities that will enable advanced capabilties.

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We look forward to learning what types of advanced assembly applications are of interest to those in attendance, and hope to refine capabilties within the ROS-I ecosystem to meet the needs of those seekign to automate assembly applications.

Please feel free to come by and see us at Booth 255! Learn more at the event website.

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ROS-Industrial Training (EU)
Oct
8
to Oct 12

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

This edition of ROS-Industrial training took place at Fraunhofer IPA from October 08 to 12, 2019. It consisted 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. The course language was in English but support was also given in German and 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 other ROS-Industrial Consortium members are eligible to 50% discount.

Registration is closed.

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Sep
10
to Sep 15

Open Technologies (MTConnect + ROS-I) at IMTS

A program to integrate ROS-Industrial with the machine tool platform MTConnect is getting a boost from a grant through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The recent grant builds on a 2013 prototype application developed by a team of companies led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).

the new NIST grant and an alliance between Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), the Association of Manufacturing Technology (AMT), and System Insights. The initial project demonstrated the ability to implement ROS-Industrial to program a robot and use MTConnect protocol for communications between the robot and a CNC machine tool. Similar to the previous effort, this new initiative is primarily software-based and will use the open standard application level protocol, MTConnect, and open-source ROS-Industrial to enable facility-level interoperability between robot teams and machine-cell devices, facilitating a “many-to-many” relationship. The expansion of the ROS-I/MTConnect solution further enhances the viability of using industry-supported, open-source software for smart manufacturing applications. Open-source software permits a continuation of free development over a very large development workspace that ultimately solves complex problems where the solution is free to the end user. The output from this project is intended to be an enabler for industry-wide adoption of open-source technologies by providing a use-case and testbed showcasing lower cost solutions for comprehensive factory floor integration for small- and medium-sized manufacturers.

Hardware in the loop RVIZ visualization with CNC and CMM Collision models

Hardware in the loop RVIZ visualization with CNC and CMM Collision models

There will be a demonstration of this capability at the Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at IMTS with the support of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This demonstration will feature a CNC machine, a CMM, and a robot that will be interacting directly, leveraging the MTConnect to ROS bridge, enabling simple, low cost, integration to enable further leverage of advanced capability for Small and Medium Enterprises.

Update!

This project has recently teamed up with Hurco North America, Hexagon Metrology, and Universal Robots to build out a prototype test cell that will be the demonstration platform at the ETC during IMTS!

Recently a development blitz was held at Hurco's Indianapolis site where all the team members gathered to implement the latest implementation (Hurco FM5i, Hexagon Tigo, and UR10) and software to enable this "many to many" direct communication between the hardware provided. The flexibility became apparent as we discussed the types of things that can be considered when we have the CMM as part of the process flow, adjacent to the machine and a robot that can respond dynamically to changing events. We hope that many others will find this capability compelling event though this particular demonstration is just the start.

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ROS-Industrial is excited to collaborate with MTConnect, AMT, Hurco, Hexagon Metrology, and Universal Robots. You can learn more about:

MTConnect: http://www.mtconnect.org/

AMT: http://www.amtonline.org/

NIST MBE 2018 Presentation on Interoperability of Manufacturing Resource Teams

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Aug
27
to Aug 31

RIC-Asia Pacific ROS-I Training - August

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

There are two types of trainigs offered:

  1. Day 1-3 - ROS-Industrial Developer's Training - Basic
  2. Day 4 - ROS-Industrial Developer's Training - Advanced

ROS-Industrial Developer's Training - Basic

This is a three-day ROS-Industrial Developers Training - Basic Class comprising of: Basic Training - 3 Day (Separate Payment)

  • 3pm - 5pm 27 August (VM and Laptop configuration check)
  • 9am - 8pm 28 August - Day 1 Basic Training + Networking Dinner - ROS Users
  • 9am - 5pm 29 August - Day 2 Basic Training
  • 9am - 5pm 30 August - Day 3 Lab work with UR10 robot
    Location: Singapore
    Registration are now open: Register here for the Basic Training or Basic and Advanced Training

Cost: ROS-Industrial AP Consortium Members:
The Basic 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

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.


Non-Members - Basic Training:

  • Non-Member (Singapore Registered Participan) SGD 750
  • Non-Member (Overseas) SGD 850
  • Non-Member (Student/Staff registered Singapore Institute of Higher Learning) SGD 650

**The Basic and Advanced Training courses (Day 1-4) can be performed as a package with the following discounted rate:
For Basic & Advanced Training (Day 1-4)

  • Member SGD200
  • Non-Member (Singapore Registered Participant) SGD 950
  • Non-Member (Overseas) SGD 1100
  • Non-Member (Student/Staff registered Singapore Institute of Higher Learning) SGD 770

Advanced Training

Advanced Training - 1 Day (Separate Payment)


Cost- Advanced topics only

  • Member SGD 200
  • Non-Member (Singapore Registered Participant) SGD 300
  • Non-Member (Overseas) SGD 350
  • Non-Member (Student/Staff registered Singapore Institute of Higher Learning) SGD 260

Requirements


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.

Curriculum: Link to the Wiki

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

Venue: ARTC, Level 1 - Reception for Registration 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


Developer's Training - Basic - Agenda


1. ROS-Industrial Developers Training - Basic (3 Days) - 28-30 August
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

Advanced Training - Agenda

Day 4 ** Note extra payment is required for this session

  • Advanced Topic Introduction (1) Path Planning, (2) Perception(including Python node** New Training material)
  • Break
  • Advanced Topics in Descartes Path Planning
  • Lunch
  • Advanced Topics in Perception
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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
Event is sold out. Next EU training session will take place in October.

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

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Jun
19
3:30 PM15:30

ROS-Industrial @French ROS Days 2018

ROS-Industrial will be part of the French ROS Days 2018, thanks to speakers from Fraunhofer IPA and Tecnalia. See you in Toulouse or use the live stream!

Full Event Program

https://jonaros2018.sciencesconf.org/program

June 19th:

Simulation with ROS:

  • La transition entre prototypage en simulation et validation en réel pour la robotique - Gabriel Burtin, 4D Virtualiz 11:00-11:30
  • Contribution aux simulations des groupes de drones avec ROS et Gazebo - PIERRE KANCIR, Laboratoire des sciences et techniques de l'information, de la communication et de la connaissance 11:30-12:00 (30min)

ROS control:

  • Génération de mouvements pour les robots humanoı̈des avec ros-control - Olivier Stasse, Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes [Toulouse] 14:30-15:00 (30min)

ROS Industrial:

  • ROS-Industrial: permettre la plateformisation de la Robotique Industrielle via l'Open Source - Ludovic DELVAL, Fraunhofer IPA 15:30-16:00 (30min)
  • Initiatives pour l´essor de ROS Industrial - Anthony Remazeilles, TECNALIA France 16:00-16:30 (30min)

Diverse:

  • ROS pour l'Analyse du Mouvement Humain et la Prévention des Risques Musculo-Squelettiques - Jessica Colombel, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest 16:30-17:00 (30min)
  • Retour d'expérience sur les Interactions Humain-Machine avec ROS - Damien Appert, Altran Technologies 17:00-17:30 (30min)

June 20th:

Formal Verification and/or Operating Safety for ROS:

  • Improving code quality in ROS packages using a temporal extension of first-order logic - David Come, ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab 08:45-09:15 (30min)
  • Implementing resilient computing using adaptive fault tolerance on ROS - Matthieu Amy, Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des systèmes [Toulouse] 09:15-09:45 (30min)

ROS for drones:

  • ROS for heterogeneous fleet of drones. - Henri Garih, Scalian Innovation Lab 14:00-14:30 (30min)
  • Architecture de pilotage de drones Mavlink avec ROS - Thomas FUHRMANN, Heuristique et Diagnostic des Systèmes Complexes [Compiègne] 14:30-15:00 (30min)

ROS for Education:

  • Retours d'expériences sur l'utilisation de ROS pour la pédagogie par projets au sein du pôle S-MART AIP-PRIMECA de Toulouse - Cyril Briand, Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des systèmes [Toulouse] 15:30-16:00 (30min)
  • Création d'une leçon Online sur ROS - Mathieu Lauret, Aucun 16:00-16:30 (30min)

Diverse:

  • Développement d'un prototype de robot agricole de bout en bout sous ROS - Yann Bourrigault, SITIA 16:30-17:00 (30min)
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ROS-Industrial @Automatica 2018
Jun
19
to Jun 22

ROS-Industrial @Automatica 2018

ROS-Industrial will be showcased with a demo cell at the booth of Fraunhofer IPA at Automatica 2018, one of the premier trade fairs for robotics and automation. You can find us at

Hall A4, #421

Demonstrated is the Scan-N-PlanTM technology applied on a polishing application. With the help of open standards it is possible to use any ROS supported robot and camera (e.g. in milestone 3 and 4).

The polishing demonstration which is shown at the Automatica is implemented with the Pilz PSIR robot and the Ensenso 3D camera (both qualified for development fundings from the ROSIN-project). The entire implementation is Open-Source and can be accessed at automatica18_scan_and_plan_demo.

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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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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 common 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 common interface for robot modules - Irati Zamalloa, Erle Robotics [slides]

14:00 - 14:15 Coffee break

14:15 OPC Unified Architecture and its use in SeRoNet - Sebastian Friedl, University of Stuttgart [slides]

14:45 PLC<->ROS interoperability I - Rafael Arrais, INESC TEC ; Tiago Pinto, INESC TEC ; [slides]

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 PLC<->ROS interoperability II Fieldbusses review - Ludovic Deval, Fraunhofer IPA [slides]

Day 2, May 29

10:30 - 11:00 Welcome coffee

11:00 ROSIN software quality assurance measures - Jonathan Hechtbauer, Fraunhofer IPA [slides] [slides]

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 Dissemination session on ROSIN FTP opportunities - Carlos Hernandez , TU Delft [slides]

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

ROS-Industrial @ ICRA 2018 (Australia)

  • The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Venue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Update 1st June 2018:

#ICRA2018 in Brisbane, Australia was amazing last week! We had a great time chatting to the attendees.

Thank you to all who came by our exhibition booth to find out more about ROS-Industrial.

Great to see all the ROS-Industrial and ROS demos there from Universal Field Robots, Clearpath Robotics, PAL Robotics, QUT (Queensland University of Technology), CSIRO, Fetch Robotics and many more!#goROS

Thanks to Universal Robots A/S for loaning us a UR for the event!

Highlights of ICRA 2018, Brisbane, Australia

Highlights of ICRA 2018, Brisbane, Australia


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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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

ROS-Industrial Summer School Summary

The inagural ROS Summer School hosted by ROS-Industrial Asia Pacific Consortium in collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic and FH Aachen brining the ROS Summer School concept to Singapore for the first time was a success!

Towards Day 5 there was 7 teams all competing for ROS-Industrial goodies by navigating a turtlebot around a closed circuit race-track either Teleoperated, Reactive or Fully Autonomous.

Congrats to Team 2 for winnning! Well done!

Thank you to all the participants, trainers and organisers for a great event!

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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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