[ros-users] ROS Day @ISR - University of Coimbra

Gonçalo Cabrita goncabrita at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 14:27:17 UTC 2010

Hi Dejan!

Just talked with the guys from the MRL, and it seems they are all very
excited about learning ROS :D

I now have a pretty good collection of presentations to make my ROS talk.
The problem will be to keep it short! I would like to go from what ROS is
and what it's for to talking about our repository and code licensing.

For the practical part I believe that what you suggested is perfect, I'm not
sure we'll have time for more than that. Anyways we just want to go into the
basics, we don't want people to get the idea ROS is very complicated. Also
we should keep it generic in order to attract people from all areas,
although this is the Institute of Systems and Robotics we have a wide range
of research, some people will be very interested in manipulation while
others will be interested in mobile robot navigation. We also have a strong
computer vision group. But we believe that if we show them the basic stuff
they can get the feel of things and just dig deeper into the areas that
interest each of them.

We have a bunch of Roombas here but I'm not sure some people would be
interested on working with them on the workshop. Still I would like to get
people working with something that actually moves. After all we're in this
business cause we all love toys :D

Gonçalo Cabrita
ISR - University of Coimbra

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Dejan Pangercic
<dejan.pangercic at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Gonçalo,
> great idea, you shall get in my colleagues from
> http://paloma.isr.uc.pt/mrl/index.php
> as well.
> As Ken already pointed out, we recently carried out a ROS Fall School
> for 60+ ROS newbies and we thus have a bunch of theoretical as well as
> practical material that you may recycle. I especially recommend you to
> have a look at talks 2 to including 7 in the following list:
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/Events/CoTeSys-ROS-School/#All_Talks
> For the practical part you wonna start with these:
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/ROS/Tutorials
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/tf/Tutorials
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/actionlib/Tutorials
> And if you want a bit more advanced stuff you can have them make Day1
> and Day2 tutorials from the Fall School:
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/Events/CoTeSys-ROS-School/Day1
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/Events/CoTeSys-ROS-School/Day2
> cheers, D.
> 2010/11/24 Gonçalo Cabrita <goncabrita at gmail.com>:
> > Hi everyone!
> > For the past few months me and my colleague Pedro Sousa have been
> learning
> > ROS and developing nodes for most of the hardware we have on our lab. We
> are
> > now working on documentation and cleaning up our repository.
> > We believe that our next step should be to share what we have learned so
> far
> > with the rest of the ISR-Coimbra community of professors, students and
> > researchers. For this purpose we came up with the ROS Day.
> > Our goal is to first of all introduce people in the ISR-Coimbra to ROS,
> > explaining what it can do, what it is meant for and how they can benefit
> > from it (and how we can all benefit if we all use the same tools).
> Secondly
> > we intend to speed up the learning process of our colleagues.
> > To achieve our goals we were thinking about dividing the ROS Day in 2
> parts.
> > A first session will consist of a presentation with some Q&A at the end.
> A
> > second session would be somewhat of a workshop where people could bring
> > their laptops and we could all do some exploring and coding.
> > So my question is if anyone has had any experience with this sort of
> thing
> > before? What kind of topics would be interesting to approach for a first
> > contact with ROS? (Always keeping in mind we have just started
> ourselves!!!)
> > Also if anyone has got any materials on this subject (like presentations)
> > they would like to share we would be very thankful.
> > Any comments and ideas are also welcome :)
> > Gonçalo Cabrita
> > ISR - University of Coimbra
> > Portugal
> >
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> Technische Universität München
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