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Steve Macenski: Open Source Robot Navigation | Sense Think Act Podcast #13

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Steve Macenski, who is the Open Source Robotics Engineering Lead at Samsung Research America. Steve leads the Nav2 project, which is an open source robot navigat...
09 February 2022, by and

The need for robotics standards

Last week I was talking to one lead engineer of a Singapore company which is building a benchmarking system for robot solutions. Having seen my presentation at ROSCON2016 about robot benchma...
29 August 2017, by

Using MATLAB for hardware-in-the-loop prototyping #1 : Message passing systems

MATLAB© is a programming language and environment designed for scientific computing. It is one of the best languages for developing robot control algorithms and is widely used in the research communi...
28 June 2017, by

Teaching ROS quickly to students

Lecturer Steffen Pfiffner of University of Weingarten in Germany is teaching ROS to 26 students at the same time at a very fast pace. His students, all of them within the Master on Computer Science of...
09 June 2017, by

Smart Grasping System available on ROS Development Studio

Would you like to make a robot to grasp something, but you think that is impossible to you just because you can’t buy a robot arm? I’m here to tell that you can definitely achieve this without buy...
10 May 2017, by

Machine Learning with OpenAI Gym on ROS Development Studio

Imagine how easy it would be to learn skating, if only it doesn’t hurt everytime you fall. Unfortunately, we, humans,  don’t have that option. Robots, however, can now “learn” their skills o...
08 May 2017, by



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ROS robotics projects

A new book by Lentin Joseph, ROS Robotics Programming, outlines more than 14 robotics projects using ROS that can be engaged with without requiring a lot of hardware. The book starts with an introdu...
04 April 2017, by

Developing ROS programs for the Sphero robot

You probably know the Sphero robot. It is a small robot with the shape of a ball. In case that you have one, you must know that it is possible to control it using ROS, by installing in your computer t...
13 March 2017, by

Programming for robotics: Introduction to ROS

This handy video-tutorial course gives an introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS), including many of the available tools that are commonly used in robotics. With the help of different example...
07 March 2017, by

Clearpath Robotics launches “Warthog UGV”, the amphibious robot

Clearpath Robotics, a leading provider of mobile robotic platforms for research and development, has partnered with ARGO XTR to release Warthog – a large, amphibious, all-terrain mobile robot desig...
03 November 2016, by

ROSCon 2015 recap and videos – Part 5

ROSCon is an annual conference focused on ROS, the Robot Operating System. Every year, hundreds of ROS developers of all skill levels and backgrounds, from industry to academia, come together to teach...

ROSCon 2015 recap and videos – part 1

ROSCon is an annual conference focused on ROS, the Robot Operating System. Every year, hundreds of ROS developers of all skill levels and backgrounds, from industry to academia, come together to teach...
13 February 2016, by

Mastering ROS for robotics programming

A new book by Lentin Joseph, Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming, discusses advanced concepts in robotics and how to implement them using ROS. Readers will learn how to build models of complex ...
19 January 2016, by

Create a ROS sensor plugin for Gazebo

There are magnificent tutorials about how to create plugins for Gazebo in the GazeboSim webpage. There are even some tutorials about how to create plugins for Gazebo + ROS, which show that there are...
07 January 2016, by

$150M in VC funding (2015) for businesses that use ROS

Eight years ago, Morgan Quigley, Eric Berger and Andrew Ng published a paper that was not about ROS. It was about STAIR, the STanford Artificial Intelligence Robot, which used a library called Switchy...

Liatris: looking to change how robots see the world

Fully autonomous robotics could be developed today if objects could tell a robot what they are, their purpose and how to utilize them. Liatris is a new open source project built with ROS. Its objectiv...
20 October 2015, by

Robots in Depth: OSRF’s Tully Foote on open source, ROS, and standardization

Robots in Depth is a new video series featuring interviews with researchers, entrepreneurs, VC investors, and policy makers in robotics, hosted by Per Sjöborg. In this interview, Tully Foote -- ROS...
14 October 2015, by and

Fifty planes in the air running ROS & Gazebo

The Advanced Robotic Systems Engineering Lab at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA recently flew fifty small autonomous planes together using ROS....
23 September 2015, by

Erle-Spider, the Ubuntu drone with legs

Erle-Spider is a drone with legs powered by Canonical’s new distribution for robots and IoT devices: Snappy Ubuntu Core. This computer with legs uses the Robot Operating System (ROS), and has been ...
15 September 2015, by

Coming of age: Clearpath’s Ryan Gariepy on growing a robotics startup

Launched in 2009 by a group of Waterloo engineering students, Clearpath's unmistakeable bright yellow and black robots have become synonymous with unmanned vehicle research in university research ...
01 September 2015, by

Learning robotics using Python

[clear] A new book, Learning Robotics using Python, takes a different approach to teaching the Robotics Operating System (ROS). Written by Lentin Joseph, founder and CEO of Indian robotics start...
09 June 2015, by

ROS101: Creating your own RQT Dashboard

By Martin Cote After working in the terminal, gazebo and RViz, it’s time for a change of pace. For this ROS101 tutorial we’ll be detailing the basics of creating your own rqt dashboard! A dash...
18 March 2015, by

New open source Turtlebot tutorial aims to bring robotic development to the masses

Critical mass is required to start any revolution and robotics will be no different. The newly published open-source project learn.turtlebot.com is designed to introduce high school students and the w...
05 March 2015, by

ROS, Arduino, and a Husky simulation

By Martin Cote The Arduino family of micro controllers has quickly become a go-to board for hobbyists due to its ease of use. Often times roboticists must create communication protocols to allow th...
23 January 2015, by

Do more with Udev

By Paul Bovbel Udev is a device manager for Linux that dynamically creates and removes nodes for hardware devices. In short, it helps your computer find your robot easily. By default, hardware de...
21 January 2015, by

ROS101: Creating a subscriber using GitHub

By Martin Cote We previously learned how to write a publisher node to move Husky randomly. BUT: what good is publishing all these messages if no one is there to read it? In this tutorial we’ll ...
12 December 2014, by

ROSCon 2014 videos and slides available

We’re happy to announce that videos and speakers’ slides from ROSCon 2014 have been posted....
20 October 2014, by

ROS 101: Creating a publisher node

By Martin Cote In our previous post, we graduated from driving a Husky to taking on a Grizzly! Now it’s time to get down and dirty with what ROS is really made of: nodes! We will first be crea...
23 September 2014, by

ROS 101: Drive a Grizzly!

So you have had a taste of driving a virtual Husky in our previous tutorial, but now want to try something a little bigger? How about 2000 lbs bigger?...
03 July 2014, by

ROS meets precision agriculture at Blue River Technology

If you were to design the worst possible environment for software engineering, the cramped jump seat of a John Deere tractor would be a contender. The sound and vibration of the engine makes conversat...







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