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ROS-I Developers Training Class

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas is hosting a ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class April 6 - 8, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. The class will run a full day on Wednesday and Thursday and will end on Friday at lunch.

The schedule and curriculum will be identical to the ROS Basics training held in March and November of last year. 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.

Dates: April 6 - 8, 2016

Registration: Registration page

Agenda: Printable pdf Agenda

Accomodations: Book by March 22!
To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 210-509-9800, use group code: SWRI. Hotel details below.

Curriculum: Link to the Wiki


Wednesday April 6 - Intro to ROS, Basics

AMIntro, What is Catkin
Installing and Building Packages
Parameter Server, Topics and Messages
PMServices, Launch files, TF
Intro and Verify URDF
Thursday April 7 - Path planning for industrial manipulators: MoveIt! and Descartes.
AMROSI Today, Intro to MoveIt
Examining Planning Environment
Build and Update MoveIt Package
Motion Planning (RViz and C++)
PMIntro to MoveIt Application
Intro to Perception, Intro to Perception Application
Intro to Descartes, Intro to Descartes Application

Friday April 8 - 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

Hosts: Southwest Research Institute, ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas

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

Cost: See registration page

Venue: Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX, USA

Accomodations: Hilton Hill Country Hotel & Spa
To make a reservation, individuals can either call toll free at 1-800-HILTONS or online at, or by calling the hotel directly at 210-509-9800. Group Code: SWRI
t: +1 210 509 9800 | d: +1 210 767 5307 | f: +1 210 767 5329
9800 Westover Hills Boulevard | San Antonio TX 78251 | USA