June 2015 Archives
I encourage everyone to do the following between now and the end of June:
1) Log into answers.ros.org
2) Click your screenname at the top of the screen to view your profile.
3) Examine the list of questions you've asked to find questions that
don't have an accepted answer or are still open.
4a) Close the questions that are outdated.
4b) Accept an answer if a decent answer exists.
4c) As a last resort and you're still desperate for answers, update
the question with relevant information that might help your question
5) Profit! (and/or the satisfaction of making this central tool to our
community a little cleaner)
Your ROSCon 2015 Organizing Commitee
ROSCon 2015 is a chance for ROS developers of all levels, beginner to expert, to spend an extraordinary two days learning from and networking with the ROS community. Get tips and tricks from experts and meet and share ideas with fellow developers from around the globe.
ROSCon is a developers conference, in the model of PyCon and BoostCon. Following the success of the inaugural ROSCon in St. Paul, Minnesota, the second version in Stuttgart, Germany, last years event in Chicago, Illinois, this year's ROSCon will be held in Hamburg, Germany. Similar to previous years, the two-day program will comprise technical talks and tutorials that will introduce you to new tools and libraries, as well as teach you more about the ones you already know. The bulk of the program will be 30-40 minute presentations (some may be longer or shorter). To submit a proposal please read the Call for Proposals.
If you don't want to make a formal presentation, you should still bring your new project or idea to ROSCon! There will be sessions of Lightning Talks, which are 5-minute mini-talks that are scheduled just-in-time at the conference. There will also be open space for Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) meetings, impromptu hacking sessions, and informal presentations.
If you are looking for information on past ROSCons see their separate websites including past programs, slides and videos of the presentations are available from their programs: ROSCon 2012 Program, ROSCon 2013 Program, and ROSCon 2014 Program.
As more information becomes available this years program will be filled out here.
Interested in developing software for autonomous cars? So are we! And we'd love to have your help.
Here in Silicon Valley we are working on advanced research for autonomous vehicles. We have collaborations with local labs and startups, connections to other global Renault-Nissan research groups (CA, France, Japan), and most importantly our own autonomous test vehicle. This summer we're looking to host 1-2 interns, specifically to learn about autonomous vehicles and contribute to our autonomous software development.
Who: Renault Innovation Silicon Valley (RI-SV)
Where: 1215 Bordeaux Drive; Sunnyvale, CA 94089
What: internship developing software for autonomous driving
When: late June - mid September (dates flexible)
We are looking for students who have:
- Background in CS, robotics, ME, or some combination thereof
- Familiarity with vehicles and/or robotics problems
- Interest in autonomous vehicles
- Experience with Linux, C++, and ROS
If you are interested, want more information, and/or think driving around the only autonomous Renault in the US is a cool way to spend the summer, please contact Shad Laws at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoox is a rapidly-growing, well-funded startup in Menlo Park building an autonomous vehicle for the future. We're looking for top software engineers and robotics experts to join us on our epic adventure.
A bit about us
Our team has its roots in a decade of research from the Stanford Autonomous Driving Team, which won the $1,000,000 prize in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Our engineers are writing ground-breaking software in an industry that's experiencing explosive growth. We're pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the field of autonomous driving every day. In addition to a great work environment, competitive pay, generous stock options, on-site gym, and free meals, we offer full health, vision, and dental insurance benefits.
At Zoox, you'll collaborate with a team of world-class engineers with diverse backgrounds in areas such as AI, robotics, mechatronics, planning, machine learning, controls, localization, computer vision, rendering, simulation, distributed computing, design and automated testing. You'll master new technologies while working with us on code, algorithms, and research in your area of expertise to create and refine key systems and move Zoox forward. Working at a startup gives you the chance to manifest your creativity and make a big difference in the final product.
This will be a challenging but extremely rewarding job. If you
want to solve hard problems and make incredible software with us, please
put in an application for one of our open positions at https://zoox.recruiterbox.
- Bachelors degree in engineering, math, or a related field
- Solid understanding of ROS
- Fluency in C / C++
- Extensive experience with programming and algorithm design
- Strong mathematics skills
- Masters / PhD in computer science or related degree
- Publications in your field
- Experience with path planning
- Experience with deep learning
- Experience with computer vision
- Experience with GPU programming
- Experience with autonomous robots
- Experience with SLAM
- Experience handling large data sets
- Experience with OpenGL or QT