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ROS-I Developers Training (Milpitas, CA)

  • Flex 847 Gibraltar Drive Milpitas, CA, 95035 United States (map)

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

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

Cost: Refer to the registration page

Date: November 16-18, 2015

Curriculum: Link to the Wiki


Monday November 16 - Intro to ROS, Basics

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

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

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

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

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

Link to printable agenda

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

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

Registration: Link to the registration page

Venue: Flex in Milpitas, CA, USA

Later Event: December 4
RIC Roadmapping WebMeeting