February 2015 Archives
A quick tutorial and demo can be found here:
From Shridhar Shah
Senior Robotics Algorithm Developer position at MathWorks Inc. (USA)
You will develop new technologies to enable MATLAB and Simulink to work with humanoid and mobile robotics platforms. In particular, you will develop algorithms for analysing robot dynamics and for planning and controlling robot motion. You will also work closely with the team to identify trends in robotics technology in order to develop leading-edge product capabilities.
Develop MATLAB and Simulink libraries for robotics algorithms related to planning, control and kinematics
Investigate and incorporate third-party robotics libraries and tools
Participate in all stages of design, implementation, testing, and product release.
Keep up to date on the fast moving robotics technology landscape.
Demonstrate product capabilities to educators and researchers and incorporate their feedback
Experience with Robotics Programming
A bachelor's degree and 3 years of professional work experience (or a master's degree) is required.
Experience with MATLAB and Simulink
Experience implementing planning and control algorithms for multi-link rigid-body robots (e.g., inverse kinematics, PRM)
Familiarity with leading-edge approaches to robot kinematic analysis and planning
Experience with C/C++
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Familiarity with Robot OS (ROS) libraries for planning and control
Familiarity with physical modelling tools and SimMechanics
If you are interested in the above position, please apply online using the following link,
OpenPTrack is a joint effort of UCLA REMAP and Open Perception. Key collaborators include the University of Padova, Electroland and Indian
It consists of a collection of ROS packages whose main features are:
- user-friendly network calibration
- person detection from RGB/infrared/depth images
- efficient multi-person tracking
- UDP and NDN streaming of tracking data in JSON format
We are currently looking for developers interested in creating easy to use front-end interfaces for OpenPTrack, thus fully automating all of the steps of designing the camera network and setting up, configuring, calibrating, operating, and debugging the system.
* Required Skills: *
- Experience with C++.
- Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS).
* Nice To Have: *
- Experience developing web interfaces.
- Experience with ROS tools for developing web interfaces.
- Experience with OpenCV and PCL.
- Knowledge of people tracking algorithms.
- Knowledge of camera calibration algorithms.
As part of that, we've organised a ROS Community workshop at the European Robotics Forum this year, on Friday 13th at 16.15 in Room 2.
The workshop has three parts:
- Overviews of ROS - where it is, where it's going, what the Big Picture is.
- Lightning talks on problems in ROS now - what makes it hard or easy or you to use it? What would help?
- Roadmapping - what do we need and in what order? What's important?
If you want to know more, or you have a definite lightning talk to give, then please get in touch. - see this link for the webpage with contact details!
TIAGo is a mobile research platform enabled for perception, manipulation and interaction tasks. The robot comprises a sensorized pan-tilt head, a lifting torso and an arm that ensure a large manipulation workspace. It has been designed to have a versatile hand contributing to its manipulation and interaction skills. TIAGo is flexible, configurable, open, upgradable and affordable. An advanced robot to boost research areas from low level control to high level applications and service robotics.
It is fully compatible with ROS and furthermore it comes with multiple out-of-the-box functionalities like:
* Multi-sensor navigation
* Collision free motion planning
* Detection of people, faces and objects
* Speech recognition and synthesis
All of which can be replaced for your own implementations: our system is open for you and adapts to your needs.
Discover more about TIAGo at the website:
We envision a robotic platform that will help you create service robotics solutions. As always, we welcome partners that pursue our interest in advancing the field of robotics.
For further information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be pleased to answer any doubts and help you with your research.
We look forward to hearing back from you.
The PAL Robotics team