What we're about

This group is for robot developers, researchers and educators who want to leverage ROS (Robot Operating System) in their projects. ROS is an industrial and research grade robot development system that is used in Retink Robotics’ Baxter, robot navigation research and in the Turtlebot educational system.

Understanding ROS requires good computing skills, a knowledge using a high level language in an Ubuntu development environment, and an ability to understand how large software systems fit together. This group is designed to help us all understand how to leverage ROS better. We suggest that members have portable Ubuntu computers (e.g. laptop) with ROS installed.

Our current charter has us meeting once a month devoted to a target topic such as using the robot simulator, teleop, LIDAR mapping and navigation, PID control, odometry, ROS tools and others. This is followed a couple weeks latter with a ROS Open Lab where members can get individual help and assist others. Side benefits are profession networking and skills development.

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