(I am still waiting for a Robo Santa model in Ignition Fuel.)
ROS News for the Week of 12/7/2020
In Case You Missed It:
- Video: Ignition Community Meeting on Docker
- RedHat ROS / Willow Garage Documentary
- ROS World Videos and Talks are Up!
- Eight Degrees of Difficulty for Autonomous Navigation
- Women in Robotics Update: Maja Mataric, Arianna Menciassi
- ROS Gundum update
- James Bruton builds an awesome robot remote
- SME Magazine on ROS-I
- Boston Dynamics acquired AGAIN…
- New PX4/MavROS Drone
- Sending iPhones to the bottom of Lake Tahoe with ROS 2
- The Construct: RoBox instant-on robot lab – FREE
- Guide: Micro-ROS on ESP32
- Stanford iGibson: Interactive Simulation of Large Scale Virtualized Realistic Scenes for Robot Learning
- Just in time for the holidays: Snowbot Operating System
- Audio/Video Recording Package
- Kinetic Update
- Melodic Update
- ROS Metrics Update
- Hadabot ROS 2 / Nav 2 Tutorial – also on the orange website.
- Auterion and ROS 2 for Drones
- Autonomous Navigation with Mobile Robots using Deep Learning and ROS
- MoveIt Improvements on Deck
- Plot Juggler 3 Released – gets rave reviews on the orange website.
- Standardizing Perception / Vision Messages
- Optimisation Toolset for Robotics platforms
- Circus ANYmal: A Quadruped Learning Dexterous Manipulation with Its Limbs
- NanoSaur Robot
ROS Answers Questions
We’re really lagging behind on answering ROS Answer questions. I would like to increase community engagement on ROS Answers. It has been proposed that we have a weekly “answer party” where I present a list of questions in a google hangout and we try to answer them (I might include some ROS swag). Would this be something you would attend? Do you have other ideas about how to get more people engaging on answers more frequently? I would love to hear your thoughts.
- Yes, I would attend such an event once a month.
- No, I don’t have time for this.
ROS Community Meeting?
Given the recent success of ROS World and the Gazebo community meeting, I am considering putting together a monthly ROS community meeting starting next year. I would like to know if there is critical mass for such an event and what people think that event should look like.
If yes, what do you think such a meeting should look like? Potential community meeting components could include: lectures, tutorials, show-and-tell, panel discussions, code reviews, open ended discussion, core dev AMAs, and lightning talks? How do you think we should format such a meeting? Please voice your opinion in the comments.