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Weekly Robotics Community Meetings

Hi everyone!

Next week we are holding the next Weekly Robotics community meeting, this time we will have Victor Klemm tell us about Ascento:

Goal of project Ascento is to advance the development of wheeled bipedal robotic systems, bringing them out of the lab to the real world. Our solution combines the best of both worlds:

The versatility of legs to overcome stairs and obstacles, and the speed, energy- and cost-efficiency of wheeled systems. This makes our platform the ideal mobile robot for real world deployment for many applications.

Event page:

In the meeting last week we’ve had Ignat Georgiev and Adrian Brandemuehl tell us about their experience taking part in Formula Student competition and Josh Whitely told us about the current state of Autoware.Auto and the latest 1.0 release:

In the meeting before Kenneth Blomqvist shared his progress on his iOS app for generating RGB-D datasets.

If you have something that you would like to present to the community let me know! The events are held bi-weekly and I would love to build up a backlog of presentations :slight_smile:


If you missed the event but still would like to check out the recording then here you go: Weekly Robotics Meetup #3 - Ascento - YouTube

WR Community Meeting #4 is on this Thursday at 7 PM CEST.

This time I will be doing an AMA sharing my experience working as an independent robotics consultant. If you have any questions about the life of a robotics consultant/freelancer then I’ll be more than happy to try to answer them to the best of my abilities!

You can sign up for the event here: This Thursday at 7 PM CEST, as part of the Weekly Robotics community meetings, Mat Sadowski going to hold an AMA session about robotics consulting/freelancing. If you have some questions in this areas then feel free to join!

If you can’t make it to the event feel free to write some questions in a PM in the next 24 hours and I’ll add them to the pile before the event :slight_smile:

Also if you have an interesting idea/package/project that you would like to present then we would be happy to have you!!


Finally Weekly Robotics meetups are happening weekly! On Thursday at 7PM CEST this week Darko Lukić will do an introduction to the Webots simulator. You can sign up for the event here here: Weekly Robotics Community Meeting #5 - Webots with Darko Lukić Tickets, Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

If you like old stuff then here is the video from the last meetup where I did an AMA session:

We had a really good meeting yesterday with Darko and Olivier about Webots (video coming soon).

Next Thursday we will have Loy van Beek tell us about his team experience participating in RoboCup. You can already sign up to the event here: Weekly Robotics Community Meeting #6 - RoboCup@Home with team TechUnited Tickets, Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

@Katherine_Scott any chance this meeting could make your Friday update? :slight_smile:

YES, It is getting out a bit late today as I had to help out with Open Hardware Summit.

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We’ve had really interesting meeting yesterday with Loy van Beek talking about RoboCup@Home. The video should be out in our meetup playlist in the next couple of days.

Next Thursday we are hosting Josh Pieper from mjbots. If you are looking for some open source BLDC ‘servo controllers’ for your next quadruped then this chat might be for you. You can sign up here: Weekly Robotics Community Meeting #7 - mjbots with Josh Pieper Tickets, Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Today we have a meeting with James Turnshek, who will be talking about Formant and managing a fleet of autonomous robots:

Feel free to join us. The event is at 7PM CEST (10h 45m from now)!

Not sure if anyone is still reading these, but this Thursday at 7PM CEST we are hosting @smac for a coffee and a chat about Nav2. If you have any questions or input on this framework then it might be a good chance to get them sorted. Here is the eventbrite link: