The ROSCon organizing committee has announced they will be adding 3 hour workshops this year to the program. A hands-on workshop on MoveIt 2 has specifically been requested by Geoffrey Biggs and Victor is pushing for this also.
I think the most interesting topic to everyone will be a hands-on tutorial using some amount of MoveIt 2.0. This could be a 30 minute introduction talk (while people install missing code/binaries) followed by 2.5 hours of step-by-step walk through of using MoveIt to control a simulated MARA robot (the first ROS 2.0 robot arm).
Topics we can ideally teach hands on:
- How to use MoveIt “directly” via C++ rather than the MoveGroup abstraction, depending on how far along MoveIt 2.0 development is and ROS 2.0’s new actionlib interface.
- Demonstrate TrajOpt in MoveIt, assuming our GSoC student and intern this summer are successful in the port.
- Hands-on usage of the Task Constructor, a follow up from Robert and Michael’s talk last year at ROSCon
Thoughts / suggestions??