After a visit in the region of Cape Town by representatives of the city of Aachen and FH Aachen in context of the partnership between the two cities, it was decided to join forces in the field of mobile robotics.
The Nelson Mandela University NMU located in Port Elizabath proclaimed there interest in a ROS-I School as they are already very advanced in automation and robotics, but still on a beginners level with ROS.
Quick decisions were made and The NMU hosted the ROS Summer School (Winter there) in July 2019 for one week operated by FH Aachen. The 15 participants had all different levels including undergraduated and Ph.D. students.
They learned the basics machanisms in ROS up to the level on how to program an autonomous driving robot.
About This year’s third ROS-I Academy of a total of five events at Fraunhofer IPA. The target is to boost participants from industry with little or no ROS knowledge to a level with broad comprehension of the robotic framework. The theoretical content is consolidated with workshops and is applied on mobile- and industrial robots for the focused areas. Moreover, the last day covers advanced topics which are also rewarding for experienced ROS developer. Agenda More details about the curriculum can be found in the agenda. Next editions This year we will have a total of five sessions at Fraunhofer IPA Get the overview of all upcoming ROSIN training events.
The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences HVL located at the campus in Førde in Norway was interested in hosting the ROS Summer School.
It was held in May 2019 for one week. The 7 participants had all different backgrounds: Ph.D. students, university teachers and engineers from industry who all have been invited by HVL.
They learned the everything from the basics machanisms in ROS up on how to program an autonomous driving robot. Also a short excursion to Mobile Manipulation was introduced.
Fraunhofer IPA organized the Spring edition of ROS-Industrial EU Tech Workshop on May 6th and 7th, 2019. ROS 2 supports multiple DDS/RTPS implementations and various factors influence choosing the right vendor: one of the most popular DDS vendors eProsima presented their stacks at the workshop. Additionally, Bosch gave a hands-on feature overview on the status of ROS2 and, as one of the members of the EU-funded Ofera project, presented microROS, which extends ROS2 capabilities for extremely resource constrained devices. Lastly, Fraunhofer IPA demonstrated the porting of the ur_modern_driver to ROS2. More details about the event with blog post and slides can be found here. Next Tech Workshop will be held on October 9 -10, 2019.