As I am sure you are aware, the International Conference on Robotics and Automation is next week! I thought it would be a great idea to create an open thread where people could discuss ICRA and highlight events, talks, and posters they think would be relevant to the ROS community. Feel free to use this thread to post:
- If you are going to ICRA and how to get a hold of you.
- Papers / posters you are presenting
- Events you plan to attend
- Coordinate birds of a feather sessions
- Post cool demos or papers you come across. Feel free to post photos.
- Plan after hours festivities – I’ll do my best to point out where I plan to be after conference hours.
For example, I am planning to attend ICRA along with my lovely co-worker @mabelzhang. For most of the event you’ll be able to find me at the Clearpath Robotics booth with The TurtleBot 4. You should drop by and say “hello.” I will have a stack of ROS, Gazebo, and TB4 stickers to hand out.
As another example, I was chatting with a few of our colleagues at Ken Goldberg’s lab at UC Berkeley and they mentioned all of the great papers they are presenting at ICRA that use ROS. I am going to try and check out a few of these talks:
Implicit Kinematic Policies: Unifying Joint and Cartesian Action Spaces in End-To-End Robot Learning - Aditya Ganapathi • Peter Florence • Jacob Varley • Kaylee Burns • Ken Goldberg • Andy Zeng
GOMP-FIT: Grasp-Optimized Motion Planning for Fast Inertial Transport- Jeffrey Ichnowski • Yahav Avigal • Yi Liu • Ken Goldberg
Mechanical Search on Shelves Using a Novel ``Bluction’’ Tool - Huang Huang • Michael Danielczuk • Chung Min Kim • Letian Fu • Zachary Tam • Jeffrey Ichnowski • Anelia Angelova • Brian Ichter • Ken Goldberg
IPC-GraspSim: Reducing the Sim2Real Gap for Parallel-Jaw Grasping with the Incremental Potential Contact Model - Chung Min Kim • Michael Danielczuk • Isabella Huang • Ken Goldberg
LEGS: Learning Efficient Grasp Sets for Exploratory Grasping - Letian Fu • Michael Danielczuk • Ashwin Balakrishna • Daniel Brown • Jeffrey Ichnowski • Eugen Solowjow • Ken Goldberg
Real2Sim2Real: Self-Supervised Learning of Physical Single-Step Dynamic Actions for Planar Robot Casting - Vincent Lim • Huang Huang • Lawrence Yunliang Chen • Jonathan Wang • Jeffrey Ichnowski • Daniel Seita • Michael Laskey • Ken Goldberg
Learning to Localize, Grasp, and Hand Over Unmodified Surgical Needles – Albert Wilcox • Justin Kerr • Brijen Thananjeyan • Jeffrey Ichnowski • Minho Hwang • Samuel Paradis • Danyal Fer • Ken Goldberg
ICRA has also been so kind as to provide the ROS community with a “Tech Huddle” space on Thursday 5/26 between 16:50-18:00. The tech huddle space is on the exhibit floor in booth #635. I’ll be there with TurtleBot 4s and a whole stack of ROS stickers to hand out. I would love to see all of you there.
I’ll be very busy after ICRA as I am planning to also attend Automate and the ROS-I yearly meeting in Detroit. I would love it if someone would be willing to write an ICRA de-brief for ROS Discourse. I think it would be a great resource for all of our colleagues who were not able to attend. If this is something you would be interest in writing please let me know.