ROS Guys, Gals, and non-binary Pals,
The next ROS Quality Assurance Working Group will take place on: 2020-07-02T14:00:00Z
I will try to record the video and post it afterwards. Hopefully I’ll get the audio settings correct this time. For this meeting we have a great talk lined up out of Carnegie-Mellon:
A developer perspective on the challenges of automated testing for robots
Afsoon Afzal, PhD student at the Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University
How do robotics developers test their systems? What are the main challenges of testing robots? Is it possible to automatically test robots in simulation? In this talk, I present the findings of several empirical studies with robotics developers, conducted by our research group, designed to identify both the state of the practice and challenges faced by developers when testing their systems. Considering the importance of test automation, and the potential of simulation-based testing, I will focus on presenting the challenges and bottlenecks of test automation for robotics, and how they are impacted by the capabilities of existing simulators.
Afsoon is a 5th year PhD student in software engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University under supervision of Dr. Claire Le Goues. She is completing her thesis on automated quality assurance of robotics and cyberphysical systems, and is expected to graduate by the end of Spring 2021.
The agenda for this meeting is quite short this time so please do make suggestions of topics we should discuss.
Conference Call Details:
Phone: (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 456 561 685 9668#