Alejandro Hernández et al. (Erle Robotics) The robot_blockly package: programming ROS with blocks

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In this session Alejandro presents robot_blockly as an approach to make programming robots more accessible.



robot_blockly is a ROS package that allows users to create ROS-based algorithms and behaviors, abstracting its complexity using blocks. The aim of the package is to hide the complexity of programming robots via functional blocks. As a rule of thumb, an average PhD student takes 3 weeks to learn ROS. This makes ROS programming not accessible for the great majority. The robot_blockly package aims to simplify the process of using ROS to the point of putting conceptual blocks together.


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