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

ROS-Industrial Training (EU)

The next edition of ROS-Industrial training will take place at Fraunhofer IPA from October 8 to 12, 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 October 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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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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Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

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

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The fall edition of ROS-Industrial EU workshop will take place at Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart on October 24, 2018.

It will consist of:

  • Step-by-step tutorial on how to build your advanced Scan-n-plan application with ROS, as shown during Automatica'18.
  • Scan-n-plan is suite of open-source software tools that enables automated surface process-planning and execution based on 3-D scan data generated on-the-fly.
  • The day will start off by skimming through the basics of manipulation in ROS, followed by adapting the existing application for a different robot.

Cost:

250€ per particpant. Note: This event is free for all ROS-Industrial Consortium members

Registration:

Please send an email to ric.eu@rosindustrial.org containing the details of the attendees and mention if your organization is a member of ROS Industrial Corsortium. Please write WORKSHOP in the subject of the email.

Location:

Fraunhofer IPA

Room: Seminarraum 1-3

Building: Gebaeude A

Nobelstr. 12

D-70569 Stuttgart

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.

A location is being investigated, and will be updated here ASAP. You can learn more about World MoveIt! Day at their site.

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

RSVP Site will be added here shortly.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

World MoveIt! Day - EU

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World MoveIt! Day 2018 @ Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart

Register

Please send an email to ric.eu@rosindustrial.org containing the details of the attendees and mention if your organization is a member of ROS Industrial Corsortium. Please write World MoveIt! Day in the subject of the email.

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

Room: Seminarraum 1-3

Building: Gebaeude A

Nobelstr. 12

D-70569 Stuttgart

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

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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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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.

Additional information will be provided as Automate approaches.

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

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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.

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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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ROS-Industrial Americas Annual Meeting
Mar
7
to Mar 8

ROS-Industrial Americas Annual Meeting

  • Southwest Research Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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