September 2015 Archives
Due to the capacity limit on the venue at University of Hamburg, we
can't accommodate any more registrations. We will *not* have on-site
registration this year. If you haven't received an email confirmation
of your registration, then we won't be able to admit you to the event.
If you're interested in ROSCon but weren't able to register, you still
have options for enjoying the event:
* Thanks to generous sponsorship from Qualcomm, we're live-streaming
all the ROSCon talks, free of charge. Closer to the event, a link to
the streaming site will be posted here:
* As in previous years, we will post videos of the ROSCon talks after
the event, free of charge.
* We are maintaining a waiting list, which is being processed as slots
open up; if you'd like to be added to that list, send email to
Thanks for all your support, and we're looking forward to a great ROSCon 2015!
- your ROSCon 2015 Organizing Committee
Thanks again to our Platinum Sponsors: Canonical / Ubuntu and Fetch Robotics!
And our Gold Sponsors: 3D Robotics, Bosch, Clearpath Robotics,
GaiTech, Magazino, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Rethink Robotics, ROBOTIS,
Robotnik, ROS-Industrial, Shadow Robot, SICK, and Synapticon!
of ROS Gentoo (Woot).
Namely, the location of the overly has moved! It is now located at
ros/ros-overlay as opposed to allenh1/ros-overlay. The wiki has been
changed to reflect this move.
Also, as a neat side-note, Gazebo is working!
Finally, an ebuild was created for the most recent release of wstool.
It was great to see all the different pitches at Robot Launch 2015 Finals
You can see the results announced on twitter here
We're proud to say that 1/3rd of the Robot Launch startups used ROS.
And Luvozo won the "Robot Launch ROS Award" sponsored by Clearpath Robotics.
Another ROS company,Erle Robotics, also earned an honorable mention.
As a result of this move, the old MoveIt! wiki no longer exists. We do have a backup of it and can move information over if needed. The documentation in the Wiki was outdated, so please let me know if there's particular parts of the Wiki that should be ported over. A redirect has been added for moveit.ros.org/wiki
- 'wstool info' provides more information about (git) branches and remote state
- There is a new 'wstool foreach' sub-command that allows to execute shell scripts inside all or selected repositories (similar to vcstool's 'custom' command)
- manpages and bash/zsh completion scripts are also packaged
- 'wstool set ... --update' updates new / changed repositories
Thanks to Kentaro Wada for the initiative and coding effort.
The complete changelog is available at
Report any issues to https://github.com/vcstools/ws
Here is the github address:
Their cameras are not yet uvc compatible so this package would be helpful in the meantime.
The recording of the meeting is available online: https://youtu.be/D5rs9uLrveg
MoveIt! now has a twitter account for updates: @moveitrobot
We are looking for full-time and intern positions in motion planning, perception and manipulation starting immediately.
** Motion Planning and Manipulation Engineer (Full-time or Intern) **
** Perception Engineer (Full-time or Intern) **
Experience: Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Robotics, Computer Science or Equivalent Degree
If you are interested in any of these positions, please email a resume including a link to robotics or other projects you have worked on and a link to publicly available code that you have written to email@example.com. We do not work with recruiters.
We would like to announce that TurtleBot got major(and minor) updates in both software and hardware. These updates are final (apart from bugfixes) and won't change api for indigo.
Turtlebot2 has equipped with better navigation skills, so it can now navigates a lot better with tuned parameters and by Asus Xtion Pro as default sensor.
It supports integrated interaction tools, Remocon & Interactions as new ways to interact with robots.
Turtlebot2 now can be easily installed and repaired by Turtlebot2 ISO to create Turtlebot2 netbook easily. Check Turtlebot Installation Tutorial.
In addition, there are miscellaneous updates in configuration, simulation, and multi robot implementation. Please see Migration Guide for the details.
My name is Rachel Pelayo, and I am a Recruiter at
Southwest Research Institute. I would like to inform the Ros Subscribers
of an amazing opportunity at Southwest Research Institute! Here is a
link to learn more about the Division this opportunity
is in: http://www.swri.org/4org/d10/
Our Careers webpage is at this link: http://www.swri.org/hr/
If anyone has any questions regarding the job application process, please reach out to me, and I would be happy to help!
You can find the position at our careers webpage, but please see below for information on the position!
Job Summary: Develop hardware/software solutions (including sensor fusion and control systems) for autonomous/automated vehicle, mobile robotic, and intelligent vehicle systems; perform in all phases of the development lifecycle, including requirements definition, hardware/software/systems design, implementation, testing, and integration; initiate advanced research and development programs, interact with clients, and make technical presentations
Education/Experience: Requires a BS degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering or Computer Science with at least a 3.5 GPA. MS or PHD is preferred. MS and PhD candidates must have done their thesis/dissertation in a research area pertinent to autonomous/automated vehicles or robotics. Must have a minimum of one year of related education project work or internship/co-op experience in autonomous vehicle and/or mobile robotic systems including, but not limited to, image/sensor processing for those applications. Must have experience with Linux and various PC operating systems. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well individually or as a member of a project team. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have C++ development experience. ROS experience is preferred. Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance. Occasional travel is required. A valid/clear driver's license is required
Special Considerations: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Research Institute (SwRI) offers great opportunities for those who are
seeking exciting, fulfilling careers. Be part of SwRI's more than 60
tradition of solving challenging science and technology problems.
Benefits to Working at SwRI
Medical, dental, and vision care plans
Ten paid holidays
Retirement plan and benefits
Fitness facilities and trainers
Discount tickets and merchandise
Family picnics and other social activities
You can find the wiki page for the ROS node here:
Further information about the SP1 system can be found on the product page:
The ROS node and the API code are published under the MIT license, and can thus be freely modified and redistributed.
From Brad Powers
Locus Robotics (locusrobotics.com) is looking for a talented software engineer/roboticist to help bring the next generation of warehousing robots to market. Locus is a Boston area stealth-mode startup working with partners in the warehousing market to build a product that is performant and flexible to meet the dynamic needs of our customers.
Our ideal candidate has significant experience with navigation and planning in a multi-robot context, and is familiar with ROS and the ROS navigation stack. Additionally, strong candidates will be comfortable with significant autonomy and self-organized. We're looking for candidates interested in full time employment or consulting work, local or remote. If interested, please send a resume (and if applicable, Github link, portfolio, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Installation instructions and tutorials designed to exercise new
features in ROS 2 are in the wiki:
To get an idea of what's in (and what's not in) this release, be sure
to read the overview page:
From that page, an important caveat:
As the "alpha" qualifier suggests, this release of ROS 2 is far from
complete. You should not expect to switch from ROS 1 to ROS 2, nor
should you expect to build a new robot control system with ROS 2.
Rather, you should expect to try out some demos, explore the code, and
perhaps write your own demos.
We invite you to try out the new software, give feedback, report bugs,
and suggest features:
- your ROS 2 team