Mark Twain Hotel
225 NE Adams St, Peoria, IL 61602
Distance to Caterpillar Visitors Center: 0.3 mile
Please book with the hotel directly and ask for the "Southwest Research Insitute" rate ($129/night). The hotel has only blocked off a certain amount of rooms for the SwRI rate, so please call by April 10 to make sure you get a room at the discounted rate. The rates can only be secured by calling the hotel; reservations made online or through travel agents cannot be adjusted.
Dinner will be held at the Two25 Restaurant, located in the Mark Twain Hotel, at 6 pm on Wednesday April 29th.
Caterpillar Visitors Center Peoria, IL USA (refer to Google map on the left sidebar)
- April 29 - Caterpillar tractor assembly plant tour (tour begins at plant at 1 pm), check VMs, group dinner (6 pm).
- April 30 - ROS Basics OR Advanced Track*
*Camera/Perception Exercises intended for Advanced Users (as defined by previously taking a ROSI Training course, or having several years of experience in ROS).
ROS Basics (Full - 0 Seats Remain) Advanced (Full - 0 Seats Remain) AM Intro, What is Catkin
Installing and Building Packages
Parameter Server, Topics and Messages
Industrial Calibration Library
PM Services, Launch files, TF
Intro and Verify URDF
- May 1 - 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
- May 2 - Lab exercise (Choose one of three). Depart at lunch.
Labs Simple MoveIt Application
Simple Descartes Application
Simple Perception Application
Note: You read correctly, the last day of class is a Saturday!
Required hardware: Laptop (at least 4 GB RAM, and about 10 GB hard disk space) with SwRI ROSI Training Virtual Machine installed; instructions here. Link for Virtual Machine will be updated on April 24th for this years training.
Recommended: Experience with Python. General robotics experience.