Our ROS Summer Schools in the past three years in China, were a great success. We provided a quick, in-depth and free learning opportunity for ROS beginners and advanced ROS developers. In the past three years, more than 1000 participants studied in our ROS summer schools. We also had excellent feedback from the participants with positive comments on the lectures, speakers and organization.
Many robot companies in China have realized the importance of ROS and began developing their robot projects using ROS. However, learning ROS and its associating components involves a wide range of knowledge, which not only requires developers to have software programming skills, but also to be familiar with robotics theories, robot hardware and even understanding the background of specific industrial applications.
Learning and using ROS is somehow a slow and painful process. In 2018, we will organize the 4th ROS summer school in China. This year, our ROS summer school will come to Shenzhen, the city recognized as “China’s Silicon Valley” or “Silicon Valley of Hardware”. We will continue to organize keynote speeches and provide ROS lectures, in the same way we have for the last three years.
In the seven days, we are going to cover the following topics: ROS basics, teleoperation, Gazebo simulator, computer vision, SLAM, navigation, some industrial exhibition and more. Many representatives from industries will share their experiences on robot project development using ROS. At the end of the summer school, we will organize a robot competition. Participants use their skills to fulfill some given tasks using mobile robots.