ROS Industrial Videos and Training

Want to get your teeth into ROS Industrial? Here are two great opportunities to learn more about the Robot Operating System. EandM Engineering have released the videos from their popular half day  “Getting Started With ROS” workshop. And the ROS Industrial Consortium are holding a more in-depth two and half day ROS-Industrial developers training in Milpitas on November 16-18.

The first option is free and gives you a taster of ROS. The second option is a good follow on. It costs but you are getting a lot more ROS. (And there’s a small discount for Silicon Valley Robotics members.) Both courses feature content and trainers from SWRI who founded and maintain ROS Industrial.

“Getting Started with ROS” Video Series from EandM

This two part video series was recorded at EandM’s “Getting Started with ROS” workshop on September 17, 2015 and features Shaun Edwards, co founder of ROS Industrial. ACCESS VIDEOS HERE

Video 1: Getting Started with ROS

  • ROS/ROS-I Capabilities
    • Overview
    • Applications

Video 2: ROS Tutorials – The Basics

  • Installation
  • Plumbing
  • Tools
  • Libraries
  • Community
  • Next Steps: Getting Started and Finding Help

This content is sponsored by SICK: Sensor Intelligence for Industrial & Professional Robots.


“ROS-I Developers Training”

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas is coordinating with Flex and Silicon Valley Robotics to host a ROS-Industrial Developers Training Class November 16-18, 2015 in Milpitas, California. The class will run a full day on Monday and Tuesday and will end on Wednesday at lunch. REGISTRATION INFORMATION HERE

The schedule and curricula will be identical to the ROS Basics training held earlier this year in March. 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.

Agenda: RIC Developers Training Program and Agenda

Cost: Refer to the registration page

Date: November 16-18, 2015

Curriculum: Link to the Wiki


Monday November 16 – 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

Tuesday November 17 – 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

Wednesday November 18 – 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: Flex, Silicon Valley Robotics, ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas

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

Registration: Link to the registration page

Venue: Flex in Milpitas, CA, USA