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Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) hackathon and demo: Planning workshop

On 2019-12-10T08:00:00Z, the Autoware Foundation is conducting a one-day workshop led by the Autonomy Software Working Group and hosted by Apex.AI in Palo Alto, California.

The goals of this workshop are:

  1. Plan in detail the development activities and monthly milestones for a successful AVP hackathon and demo in April 2020

  2. Design the system architecture to the point of node allocations

This will be planned for an early morning (in Los Angeles) start, beginning at Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:00 PM (TZ) to accommodate those from European and East Coast time zones who wish to join remotely better. Details for how to join remotely will be provided closer to the date.

For more details on the AVP hackathon and demonstration, see this topic.

On the same day, Apex.AI is hosting an evening Autoware meetup. The meetup is a local event and will not be broadcasted. Attendees at the planning workshop are most welcome to attend.

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For those who will be attending the planning workshop remotely, Sanjay from Apex.AI (who is hosting) has provided teleconference information:

Topic: Autoware Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) Planning workshop
Time: Dec 10, 2019 06:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Hi all,
This is the agenda for tomorrow’s planning workshop.

  1. 100% Understand the interfaces and the algorithms behind the architecture that Chris proposed last week (Architecture drawing)
  2. Write down work packages (= Gitlab issues) that each party should do
  3. Understand how to write ROS 2 nodes (example ROS 2 node)
  4. Understand how to write ROS 2 launch files (example ROS 2 launch file)
  5. Understand how to write unit and launch_testing tests (example launch test)
  6. Make sure everyone is comfortable with ade and the forking/branching model (documentation on installation and development setup)

We will have the Zoom whiteboard feature, so we can collaboratively sketch and define the architecture during the workshop.

Zoom dial-in information is in the previous post to this group.

Thank you.

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it will be recorded?

Thanks in advance.



Yes, we are recording and a link will be posted after the meeting.

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AVP Planning Workshop Recording is here:

Thanks to all who were able to join!
A photo from the Apex.AI office at 6am:


Dejan looks like he feels that no matter how concentrated his coffee is, the cup is not big enough.

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Hi, is there a plan on when the next follow up meeting will be?