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ROS-I Developers' Meeting

Hi Mat,

can you please add me. Email:

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Hello Matt, please add me.
My email id:

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Hello Everyone,

You should receive a meeting request today. If you do not receive one please notify me and I will make sure you get added. Also in our last developer meeting we decided to change the meeting time back to 9am (CDT). I look forward to having everyone in our next developer meeting on August 14.


Levi Armstrong

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Hi Matt & Levi,

I am interested as well. Please add me:

What is of most value to you?

  • Better understand the overall ROS-I activities, goals, working groups…
  • Presenations on what others are doing
  • Understanding of prominent issues and industrial needs?

What time is most acceptable?

10AM CST would be fine with me.

Next ROS-I Developers’ Meeting is this Tuesday August 14th 10AM EST! We hope this time manages a balance across a good share of time zones. I believe if you have replied below you should be getting a discrete invite. I hope to publicize an agenda in more detail either ahead of this meeting, but for certain ahead of future ones.

Thanks for your continued interest in open-source industrial automation!

Matt R.

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I’m also interested.


FYI… formulating the agenda for Tuesday Sept 11. Seeking presenters. If you have something you would like to speak to at the Developers’ Meeting, let us know!

As some may be aware the developers’ meeting was moved to Sept 18 at 9 am US Central time. We will have a guest presenter, Dr. Chris Lewis talking about his recent work around Industrial Calibration. See you soon!

Can you please add me to the list:

Developers meeting is starting now.

Join the call if you’ve been invited.

I wanted to send a note to communicate a change in plans relative to the Developers’ Meeting.

For the Tuesday Meeting on the Nov 13th, I am going to say this meeting is cancelled for the time being.

Our next meeting is December 11, and I would like to offer some topics:

  1. Ethernet/IP Interface
  2. Migration of ROS-I to Melodic
  3. Thoughts on ROS2 and ROS-Industrial

Please feel free to reply to this thread and if anyone is developing or working on something they would like to share and/or discuss, please post up!

Thanks and sorry for the late notice on the November meeting.

Matt Robinson
ROS-I Consortium Americas

For tomorrow’s meeting:

Levi Armstrong will discuss the recent Qt Creator ROS Release

Update on the Melodic Transition

ROS2 and ROS-I

Open Discussion

Preview of the January Topics and guest speaker

Thanks and see you there!


John Wason of Wason Technologies will be sharing some of his recent developments relevant to ROS-Industrial.

Jan 8 - 10AM EST, 7AM Pacific, post up here if you do not currently have the developers’ meeting invite!

Hi Matt! I would love to join the next developer’s meeting! please invite me :slight_smile:

Hello Everyone,

Joseph Schornak will be sharing an update on recent developments and planned improvements for the Yak repository. Yak is a library and ROS wrapper for Truncated Signed Distance Fields (TSDFs).

Please joint us February 12 at 9am CST, post here if you do not currently have the developers’ meeting invite!

Some of you have written me via PM about invites to the Developers’ Meeting. Soon we will be rolling out a new collaboration/screen share platform where we can post the meeting room and you should just be able to join. This will enable much more flexible participation. Thanks to all those that have inquired, and those that have to this point participated. Hopefully we can keep working out the kinks and get to a point where this is a community wide source of value!

Matt R.

I also wanted to make available the presentation by Joe Schornak @schornakj on his work related to YAK and TSDF for industrial applications. Thanks to those that attended!

TSDF Slides - ROS-I Dev Meeting.pdf (2.5 MB)

Today’s meeting will focus on ROS2 transition strategies and approaches. This will be an open discussion. Looking for feedback.

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The rescheduled ROS-I Developers’ Meeting for June 13 will follow up on the Discourse post for the Package approach managing ROS1 and ROS2 capabilities.

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So we had an error today trying to change the host of the ROS-I Developers’ meeting. I apologize for any confusion and not getting the meeting info out to everyone. I was attempting to host for Levi using my meeting information, however, I clearly did not have the full meeting attendee list.

I think this is a good time to create a new meeting invite, where Levi, myself, and our team can easily move hosting around. We will post this information soon. This will require a registration, but should be persistent and you will not have to send your info to any of us individually.

Thanks for your patience, and again apologies for the miscommunication.

As far as pending items for discussion:

We wanted to do a brief over view of new items over at the ROS-I GitHub organizations: i.e. YAK and Reach.

Also, with a number of us making it over to ROSCon, we usually take the opportunity to set up a face to face to discuss ROS-I Developments and revisit collaboration and strategy. I was hoping to get feedback on interest in this sort of meeting.

Finally some updates on OEM engagement. This will be interesting both in the new names as well as having more robotic arm drivers in ROS2.

Looking forward to settling on a better collaboration vehicle for these meetings. Thanks for your engagement!

Matt Robinson
RIC-Americas Program Manager