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ROS Summer Course 2018 - Online & Certificate


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION : Intensive ROS Summer Course - Online & Certificate

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Intensive ROS Summer Online Course

Date: August 20 - September 1, 2018

Duration: 2 Weeks

Apply here: http://www.theconstructsim.com/intensive-ros-summer-online-course/

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Registration deadline: August 16, 2018

  • Available spots: 30 students

  • Languages: English

  • ROS certification: Provided

COURSE OVERVIEW

Practice-based intensive ROS learning

A completely ROS course that combines theory and practice. We will give you the basic tools and knowledge to understand and create basics ROS related project fast. With comprehensive exercises with diverse simulations, you will get fast into the ROS development world in a more efficient way.

  • Learn ROS by programming robots:

You will learn ROS by executing code and using diverse robot simulations in a visual and efficient way

  • Apply to ROS-Projects:

You will develop to projects where you will apply what you have learned in each unit

  • Exam & ROS Certification:

You will perform 2 exams to test the knowledge that you have acquired along the week. Only those students that get 8 points out of 10 will get the certification issued by The Construct

COURSES SCHEDULE

Week 1

  • Monday

    • Unit 1: How ROS Basic Structure works

    • Start Unit 2: ROS Topics - Work on Project -1 Section 1

  • Tuesday

    • Finish Unit 2: ROS Topics

    • Unit 5: ROS Debugging Tools

    • Fish Project -1 Section 1

  • Wednesday

    • Start Unit 3: ROS Services

    • Fish Project -1 Section 2

  • Thursday

    • Finish Unit 3: ROS Services

    • Start Unit 4: ROS Actions

    • Fish Project -1 Section 3

  • Friday

    • Finish Unit 4: ROS Actions

    • Fish Project -1 Section 4

  • Saturday

    • Exam 1

Week 2

  • Monday

    • Unit 6: Mapping

    • Unit 7: Localization

    • Unit 8: Path Planning

    • Work on Project -2 Section 1

  • Tuesday

    • Unit 9: Face recognition

    • Unit 10: People detection

    • Work on Project -2 Section 2

  • Wednesday

    • Unit 11: ROS Control 1

    • Unit 12: ROS Control 2

    • Unit 13: ROS Control 3

    • Work on Project -2 Section 3

  • Thursday

    • Unit 14: ROS Industrial 1

    • Unit 15: ROS Industria 2

    • Unit 16: ROS Industria 3

    • Work on Project -2 Section 4

  • Friday

    • Unit 17: OpenAI ROS 1

    • Unit 18: OpenAI ROS 2

    • Unit 19: OpenAI ROS 3

    • Work on Project -2 Section 5

  • Saturday

    • Exam 2

ROBOT SIMULATION USED IN THE COURSE:

  • Husky

  • BB-8

  • WAM ARM

  • Parrot AR.Drone

  • Sphero

  • Turtlebot 2

  • Jibo

  • Mira robot

  • Fetch

  • UR5

REQUIREMENT

  • FULL DAY DEDICATION

  • Basic knowledge of Linux shell

  • Basic knowledge of Python programming

  • A laptop ( can have any operating system)

  • NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF ROS REQUIRED

ORGANIZERS

The Construct http://www.theconstructsim.com/

An online integrated platform for learning and developing ROS-based Robots.

You can contact us with questions and doubts here: info@theconstructsim.com


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What does this certification actually mean? Has anyone in industry or OSRF given it a rubber stamp to indicate that this is a useful course and gives enough context to be meaningful in a hiring cycle?

I think this topic has been brought up before without much as to a conclusion or actions from The Construct to validate that the industry wants this or that this particular course offers what is needed for me as a hiring manager to look at this and say “this person knows enough ROS to satisfy my needs” for a ~$600 USD pricetag at the expense of students trying to get a job in the field.

I’d love to hear some feedback from the construct as to who they’ve chatted with as accepting this certification as they advertise on the page that is makes them “job ready”.