With this post I would like to request a category be created for ROS-Agriculture (ROS-A).
Similarly to #autoware, #carma and #ros-industrial, the ROS-A community would like to join other ROS users here on ROS Discourse as we feel this is an ideal way to foster interaction and cross-community pollination ( ).
ROS-A has traditionally been using Slack for casual conversation, “face to face” chats and impromptu discussions about the software we use, Github for design discussions and for tracking of work and development progress, its website and wiki for information about the community and its longer term goals, and Zoom for its frequent community meetings.
Like #autoware, we’d like to find a balance between Github, Slack and Discourse for hosting working group discussions, community meeting announcements and design discussions and direct our community members to ROS Answers for support and diagnosis of problems.
We believe we have (more than) a critical mass of community members and would therefore like to request the creation of a new category.
As stipulated by How to propose a new Local User Group, some more information on the proposed group:
agricultureif preferred, the brand is “ROS-Agriculture” though)
the “blurb” for the about page:
Welcome to the ROS-Agriculture Discourse category! This is the place for ROS-A discussions, announcements and interaction with ROS (1 and 2) users in agriculture wherever they are. Any and all topics related to the use of ROS in agriculture are welcome here (including navigation and localisation in open fields, vinyards and orchards, identification and localisation of crops and plants, manipulation, closed-loop control of drones for crop-dusting and many more).