New Package: MAVLink to ROS generator

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From Pedro Marques da Silva via ros-users@

Hi all :)


I am pleased to announce that I created a kind of Mavlink generator for ROS.

You can see the pre-release here: https://github.com/posilva/mav2rosgenerator and download from here:https://pypi.python.org/pypi/mav2rosgenerator/0.1.2

I hope this could be helpful to the ROS guys to start using mavlink to control robots.

Best 

New 1D ToF Range sensor looking for testing

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From Luis Rodrigues via ros-users@

I'm one of the developers of a new ToF baser 1D ranging sensor, 
that was created in one of our research projects with CERN.

We've just finished the ROS module and would like to find people in the ROS 
community that would be willing to test it/use for their projects. 

The sensor is 20g, small and the refresh rate is up to 1kHz.

We have it on sale here: www.teraranger.com/product/teraranger-one  
but for people which can provide feedback we can offer a substantial discount.

If anyone here is interested in testing it/knowing more, please contact me at: luis.rodrigues@terabee.com 
From Ted Larson

OLogic has been involved with Project Tango since the very beginning of the project, however we have always had our eyes on the goal of utilizing it for robotics applications.  The solution to the problem of indoor localization and mapping is one of several areas Project Tango is focused on, and when you overlap this with robotics, it is a perfect fit.    Google has provided several SDK's for working with project Tango in either Java, C, or Unity, and has shown some impressive demos using sparse mapping under Unity, to navigate around 3D virtual worlds, or games on the device.  The phone has the ability to perform Visual Inertial Odometery (VIO), and we wanted to extend this to use within the context of ROS.  We wrote some ROSJava Nodes that use the SDK to access the VIO to publish pose, transform frames (tf), and odometry messages.  This allowed us display a URDF of a floating phone on a map, in RViz and show the position information of where the phone is located in the office, in near-real-time.  We have several demo videos of our summer intern, roaming around the office with a Project Tango phone, while we visualize the phone's position and orientation in 3D space.  It is just a starting point for all the things we want to do with Project Tango and ROS, but we have a good framework in place to add other nodes into the puzzle, and get to the point soon where we will be able to navigate a robot around the office with only a Project Tango phone for the brains.  The project is available via a public project on Github https://github.com/ologic/Tango and all the build instructions for getting it running on a Tango device is there via the Wiki.  There are lots of helpful hints and tips on building 3D maps using the Tango Mapper application (the one that Google provides), and then taking those maps and bringing them into ROS to try to navigate a space using an existing ROS robot.   We will be adding to the project continually, as it is still definitely a work-in-progress.


We're happy to announce the program for ROSCon 2014 has been posted and that registration is now open.

The early registration deadline is August 15, 2014.

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The program fills two days with talks on applications of ROS from outer space to inside mines as well as overviews of useful tools for both research and product development. There will also be presentations on upcoming development and ongoing efforts to make ROS available on more platforms. 

In addition to the talks ROSCon will feature two lightning talk sessions and two birds of a feather sessions, all organized on-site. The lightning talks are an opportunity for you to have 3 minutes to present a topic of your choice: introduce a new project, recruit collaborators or users to an existing project, announce a product, whatever you like.

Immediately follow the lightning talks are birds of a feather sessions, which are an opportunity to propose and find people to talk about topics of interest to subgroups at the conference. This will be a mostly unstructured time with topics proposed on site and groups forming organically. 

Before you come to ROSCon, think ahead about any topic you'd like to propose for the BoF sessions and have some slides ready to present a lightning talk (3 slides or fewer).

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in September!

ROS Indigo Igloo Released!

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Hi Everyone,


We're pleased to announce the official release of ROS Indigo Igloo! This is the first LTS release of ROS; it will be supported until April 2019 in parallel with Ubuntu Trusty Tahr. It will also be available for Saucy Salamander during its duration of support from Canonical as outlined in the ROS Distributions page.


Thanks to our many active maintainers it can be seen on the Indigo Igloo build status page that 643 packages have already been released for Indigo Igloo. And we expect this number to continuously grow over the lifetime of the distribution.


The main focus of Indigo development has been to clean up the core packages in preparation for the LTS support cycle. Efforts have included integrating the ROS packages with packages officially taken up into the upstream Debian and Ubuntu repositories such as console_bridge, urdfdom, and OpenCV.


With the release of Indigo, development will be transitioned forward to the next ROS release, Jade Turtle.  ROS Jade Turtle will be targeted for release in May 2015, following the new 12 month release cycle. Also with the beginning of development for Jade Turtle, Groovy Galapagos will reach its end-of-life. Releases into Groovy have been winding down and in the near future the build infrastructure for Groovy will be taken offline.


To get started with Indigo see the installation page. A summary of updates for packages can be found in the migration guide.


Although Indigo is now officially available, ROS distributions are living entities built on the contributions of the community.  Hydro Medusa has almost doubled the number of packages available since it was initially released 9 months ago, and Indigo is tracking a similar trajectory through it's development phases.


We'd also like to take a moment to thank the many contributors to the community who improve documentation on the wiki as well as answering questions and moderating on answers.ros.org. One of the things that distinguishes ROS is the large helpful community. We now have dozens of moderators and thousands of contributors, thank you all for your contributions!


Details of the latest updated packages in Indigo are listed below as well as updated packages for Hydro.


Your ROS Indigo Igloo Release Team


Updates to indigo


Added Packages [43]:

 * ros-indigo-ax2550: 0.1.1-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-ros-control: 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-image-exposure-msgs: 0.9.2-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-exploration: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-karto: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-localizer: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-msgs: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-navigator: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-operator: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-remote: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-tutorials: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-ntpd-driver: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-orocos-kinematics-dynamics: 1.3.0-0

 * ros-indigo-pointgrey-camera-driver: 0.9.2-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh: 1.0.5-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-common: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-core: 1.0.5-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-desktop: 1.0.2-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-desktop-plugins: 1.0.2-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-geometry: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-robot: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-robot-plugins: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-visualization: 1.0.2-0

 * ros-indigo-roshlaunch: 1.0.5-0

 * ros-indigo-serial-utils: 0.1.0-0

 * ros-indigo-shadow-robot: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-description: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-example: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-gazebo-plugins: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-hand: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-hardware-interface: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-mechanism-controllers: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-mechanism-model: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-moveit-config: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-movements: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-robot-msgs: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-self-test: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-standalone: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-tactile-sensors: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-utilities: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-statistics-msgs: 0.9.2-0

 * ros-indigo-wfov-camera-msgs: 0.9.2-0



Updated Packages [94]:

 * ros-indigo-arbotix: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-controllers: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-firmware: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-msgs: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-python: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-sensors: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-compressed-depth-image-transport: 1.9.0-0 -> 1.9.1-0

 * ros-indigo-compressed-image-transport: 1.9.0-0 -> 1.9.1-0

 * ros-indigo-flir-ptu-description: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0

 * ros-indigo-flir-ptu-driver: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0

 * ros-indigo-flir-ptu-viz: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-msgs: 2.4.3-1 -> 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-plugins: 2.4.3-1 -> 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-ros: 2.4.3-1 -> 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-ros-pkgs: 2.4.3-1 -> 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-image-transport-plugins: 1.9.0-0 -> 1.9.1-0

 * ros-indigo-mavlink: 1.0.9-5 -> 1.0.9-7

 * ros-indigo-mavros: 0.5.0-0 -> 0.6.0-0

 * ros-indigo-message-filters: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-mk: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-opencv-candidate: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.3-0

 * ros-indigo-orocos-kdl: 1.2.2-2 -> 1.3.0-0

 * ros-indigo-python-orocos-kdl: 1.2.2-2 -> 1.3.0-0

 * ros-indigo-ros: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-comm: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat-eml: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat-hardware: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat-loop: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat-model: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rosbag: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosbag-storage: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosbash: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosboost-cfg: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosbuild: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosclean: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosconsole: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosconsole-bridge: 0.4.1-0 -> 0.4.2-0

 * ros-indigo-roscpp: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-roscreate: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosgraph: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-roslang: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-roslaunch: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-roslib: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-roslz4: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosmake: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosmaster: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosmsg: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosnode: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosout: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosparam: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rospy: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosservice: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rostest: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rostopic: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosunit: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-roswtf: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-action: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-bag: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-bag-plugins: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-common-plugins: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-console: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-dep: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-ez-publisher: 0.0.5-0 -> 0.2.0-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-graph: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-image-view: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-launch: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-logger-level: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-msg: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-plot: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-publisher: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-py-common: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-py-console: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-reconfigure: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-service-caller: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-shell: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-srv: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-top: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-topic: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-web: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-controllers: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-drivers: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-examples: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-external-protocol: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-hardware-interface: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-launch: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-msgs: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-test: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-transmissions: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-utilities: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-theora-image-transport: 1.9.0-0 -> 1.9.1-0

 * ros-indigo-topic-tools: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-xmlrpcpp: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0



Removed Packages [0]:



Thanks to all ROS maintainers who make packages available to the ROS community. The above list of packages was made possible by the work of the following maintainers:

 * Aaron Blasdel

 * Ben Charrow

 * Dan Lazewatsky

 * David Gossow

 * Dirk Thomas

 * Dorian Scholz

 * Isaac Isao Saito

 * Isaac Saito

 * John Hsu

 * Jonathan Bohren

 * Julius Kammerl

 * Maintained by Dan Lazewatsky

 * Manos Nikolaidis

 * Michael Ferguson

 * Mike Purvis

 * MoveIt Setup Assistant

 * Orocos Developers

 * Ruben Smits

 * Scott K Logan

 * Sebastian Kasperski

 * Shadow Robot's software team

 * Takashi Ogura

 * Vincent Rabaud

 * Vladimir Ermakov

 * William Woodall


Updates to hydro

Added Packages [24]:
 * ros-hydro-catkinize-this: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-easy-markers: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-laser-filtering: 0.0.1-0
 * ros-hydro-leg-detector: 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-libpointmatcher: 1.2.0-0
 * ros-hydro-manifest-cleaner: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-map-laser: 0.0.1-0
 * ros-hydro-multisense-description: 1.0.0-1
 * ros-hydro-nlopt: 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-object-recognition-clusters: 0.1.0-0
 * ros-hydro-orocos-kinematics-dynamics: 1.3.0-0
 * ros-hydro-people-tracking-filter: 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-people-velocity-tracker: 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-range-sensor-layer: 0.2.0-0
 * ros-hydro-rosbaglive: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-rosh-desktop: 1.0.2-0
 * ros-hydro-rosh-desktop-plugins: 1.0.2-0
 * ros-hydro-rosh-visualization: 1.0.2-0
 * ros-hydro-roswiki-node: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-rqt-ez-publisher: 0.2.0-0
 * ros-hydro-simple-robot-control: 0.0.2-0
 * ros-hydro-social-navigation-layers: 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-speech-recognition-msgs: 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-wu-ros-tools: 0.1.0-2


Updated Packages [159]:
 * ros-hydro-amcl: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-assimp-devel: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-base-local-planner: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-bayesian-belief-networks: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-bond: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-bond-core: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-bondcpp: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-bondpy: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-camera-umd: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.4-0
 * ros-hydro-capabilities: 0.1.1-0 -> 0.2.0-0
 * ros-hydro-carrot-planner: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-checkerboard-detector: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-clear-costmap-recovery: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-collada-urdf-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-costmap-2d: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-default-cfg-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-depth-image-proc-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-downward: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-dwa-local-planner: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-dynamic-tf-publisher: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-eus-assimp: 0.1.4-0 -> 0.1.6-0
 * ros-hydro-euscollada: 0.1.4-0 -> 0.1.6-0
 * ros-hydro-euslisp: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-face-detector: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-fake-localization: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-ff: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-ffha: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-flir-ptu-description: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0
 * ros-hydro-flir-ptu-driver: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0
 * ros-hydro-flir-ptu-viz: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0
 * ros-hydro-geneus: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-global-planner: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-gmapping: 1.3.2-1 -> 1.3.3-0
 * ros-hydro-hector-localization: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0
 * ros-hydro-hector-pose-estimation: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0
 * ros-hydro-hector-pose-estimation-core: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0
 * ros-hydro-hironx-moveit-config: 1.0.14-0 -> 1.0.18-1
 * ros-hydro-hironx-ros-bridge: 1.0.14-0 -> 1.0.18-1
 * ros-hydro-image-exposure-msgs: 0.9.1-0 -> 0.9.2-0
 * ros-hydro-image-view-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-image-view2: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-imagesift: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-imu-compass: 0.0.3-0 -> 0.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jpeg-streamer: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.4-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-common: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-footstep-msgs: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-gui-msgs: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-hark-msgs: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-interactive: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-interactive-marker: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-interactive-test: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-model-tools: 0.1.4-0 -> 0.1.6-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-pcl-ros: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-perception: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-recognition: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-roseus: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-rqt-plugins: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-rviz-plugins: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-tools: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-topic-tools: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-laser-filters-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-libsiftfast: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-libuvc: 0.0.3-0 -> 0.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-map-server: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-master-discovery-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-master-sync-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-mavlink: 1.0.9-4 -> 1.0.9-5
 * ros-hydro-mavros: 0.5.0-0 -> 0.6.0-0
 * ros-hydro-message-to-tf: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0
 * ros-hydro-move-base: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-move-base-msgs: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-move-slow-and-clear: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-commander: 0.5.5-0 -> 0.5.7-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-core: 0.5.8-0 -> 0.5.9-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-planners: 0.5.4-0 -> 0.5.6-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-planners-ompl: 0.5.4-0 -> 0.5.6-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-python: 0.2.4-0 -> 0.2.5-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-benchmarks: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-benchmarks-gui: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-manipulation: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-move-group: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-perception: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-planning: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-planning-interface: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-robot-interaction: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-visualization: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-warehouse: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-multi-map-server: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-multimaster-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-multimaster-msgs-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-nav-core: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-navfn: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-navigation: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-nextage-description: 0.2.14-0 -> 0.2.15-1
 * ros-hydro-nextage-moveit-config: 0.2.14-0 -> 0.2.15-1
 * ros-hydro-nextage-ros-bridge: 0.2.14-0 -> 0.2.15-1
 * ros-hydro-node-manager-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-opencv-candidate: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.3-0
 * ros-hydro-openni-tracker-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-opt-camera: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-orocos-kdl: 1.2.2-0 -> 1.3.0-0
 * ros-hydro-pal-vision-segmentation: 0.0.1-0 -> 1.0.0-0
 * ros-hydro-people: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-people-msgs: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-pointgrey-camera-driver: 0.9.1-0 -> 0.9.2-0
 * ros-hydro-posedetection-msgs: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-pr2-groovy-patches: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-python-orocos-kdl: 1.2.2-0 -> 1.3.0-0
 * ros-hydro-qt-build: 0.2.5-0 -> 0.2.6-0
 * ros-hydro-qt-create: 0.2.5-0 -> 0.2.6-0
 * ros-hydro-qt-ros: 0.2.5-0 -> 0.2.6-0
 * ros-hydro-qt-tutorials: 0.2.5-0 -> 0.2.6-0
 * ros-hydro-resized-image-transport: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-robot-pose-ekf: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat-eml: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat-hardware: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat-loop: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat-model: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-roseus: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-roseus-msgs: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-roseus-smach: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-rosh: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-rosh-core: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-roshlaunch: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-rosjava-bootstrap: 0.1.21-0 -> 0.1.22-0
 * ros-hydro-rospatlite: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-rosping: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-rostwitter: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-rotate-recovery: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-rtmros-hironx: 1.0.14-0 -> 1.0.18-1
 * ros-hydro-rtmros-nextage: 0.2.14-0 -> 0.2.15-1
 * ros-hydro-sklearn: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-slam-gmapping: 1.3.2-1 -> 1.3.3-0
 * ros-hydro-smclib: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-controllers: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-drivers: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-examples: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-external-protocol: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-hardware-interface: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-launch: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-msgs: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-test: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-transmissions: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-utilities: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-statistics-msgs: 0.9.1-0 -> 0.9.2-0
 * ros-hydro-stereo-synchronizer: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-uvc-camera: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.4-0
 * ros-hydro-vision-visp: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-auto-tracker: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-bridge: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-camera-calibration: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-hand2eye-calibration: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-tracker: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-voxel-grid: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-wfov-camera-msgs: 0.9.1-0 -> 0.9.2-0
 * ros-hydro-world-magnetic-model: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0


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Thanks to all ROS maintainers who make packages available to the ROS community. The above list of packages was made possible by the work of the following maintainers:
 * Alexander Tiderko
 * Bence Magyar
 * Carnegie Robotics
 * Dan Lazewatsky
 * Daniel Stonier
 * David Lu!!
 * David V. Lu!!
 * Esteve Fernandez
 * Fabien Spindler
 * Francois Pomerleau
 * Hiroyuki Mikita
 * Ioan Sucan
 * Isaac Isao Saito
 * Johannes Meyer
 * KazutoMurase
 * Kei Okada
 * Ken Tossell
 * Manos Nikolaidis
 * Michael Ferguson
 * Mike Purvis
 * Noda Shintaro
 * Orocos Developers
 * Prasenjit Mukherjee
 * Ruben Smits
 * Ryohei Ueda
 * Sachin Chitta
 * Shadow Robot's software team
 * Shohei Fujii
 * Takashi Ogura
 * Takuya Nakaoka
 * Vincent Rabaud
 * Vladimir Ermakov
 * William Woodall
 * Yohei Kakiuchi
 * Youhei Kakiuchi
 * Yuki Furuta
 * Yusuke Furuta
 * furuta
 * k-okada
 * lil1pal

from Roberto Guzmán via ros-users@


Hi all :)

We are pleased to announce AGVS: the new Open ROS Platform for Logistics Transport. 

AGVS is an autonomous robot for indoor logistic intra-hospital transport. The robot has Ackermann kinematics and is provided with ROS architecture for simulation and control. 

This robot is currently serving in several European hospitals, and this is the first open version released. 

The provided software includes the packages for simulating the robot in several environments, generating maps, localize and define routes through a rviz interactive marker based interface.

It is an excellent starting point for anyone developing new generation logistics applications. 

You can find more info in:

Some additional information about the robot can be found in:

Enjoy it!,

  Roberto


ROSCon 2014 submission deadline is Friday

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If you want to achieve fame and fortune (well, maybe just fame) within the ROS community, get your proposal in today to present at ROSCon 2014!  Check the Call for Proposals for details on submitting.  The deadline is this Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Thanks for a great ROS Kong 2014!

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We want to express our thanks to everyone who made ROS Kong 2014 a great success. It was our first ROS event in Asia and it was great to see the enthusiasm from the nearby community as well as the community members who came from all around the globe. ROS Kong was designed as a complement to our annual conference ROSCon, which will happen in Chicago in September.

It took many people to make ROS Kong happen.  We'd like to give a special thanks to:

  • Our sponsors: Yujin Robot, ETRI, and GaiTech
  • Our host: The University of Hong Kong
  • Our organizers: Tully Foote, Brian Gerkey, Wyatt Newman, Daniel Stonier
  • Our volunteers: David Coleman, Annie Lam, Team HKU
  • Our speakers, who put together awesome talks.
  • Our attendees, without whom there would be no event!

The event included invited talks from ROS community members in the Australasia region. We started with a keynote from Kei Okada from the University of Tokyo. We also had talks from Paulo Borges, Chris Swetenham, Noriaki Ando, and Daniel Stonier. 

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We have added links to video recordings of all the talks from the agenda and several of the presenters have provided their slides. 

We had two Lightning Talk sessions in which many attendees talked about their current work, put out calls for collaboration, or showed off new sensors or robots, such as Einstein from Hansen Robotics and the new RPLidar sensor from RoboPeak.  

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In the afternoon we left a period open for Birds of a Feather sessions during which there were 16 different topics discussed. 

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Over lunch, our host, The University of Hong Kong, provided us with live demos of ATLAS as well as a chance to check out the robot up close. 

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We finished out the day with a reception overlooking Hong Kong in the HKU Faculty Club. 

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If you'd like to see more pictures and videos of the event they are posted on the Google+ event page

 

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