I had a specific Google Summer of Code project in mind that wasn’t listed on the OSRF project ideas list.
Mainly, I wanted to see if there were any additional things I (or anyone else with an idea not on the list) need to do prior to applying. For example, should I find a specific OSRF mentor and contact them with the details of the project? Does the project idea need to be discussed or approved before I apply?
Regarding the specifics of the project, I wanted to build upon @severin-lemaignan 's REP-155 & ROS4HRI work by one or more of the following:
- Finding/creating plugins for relevant functions that are currently not in ROS4HRI like sound source localization, multiple human tracking, multimodal sensor fusion, or speech recognition
- Ensuring they meet REP-155 standards
- Creating additional configuration/launch files/tutorials/documentation for common HRI sensors
- Creating documentation and tutorials for HRI in ROS
I wanted to see if this was a good fit and worth pursuing as a GSoC project; if so, is there anything I should do since it isn’t on the ideas list?