TUT ROS Summer School in 2016

We exported our ROS Summer School to the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria (South Africa), where it took place during the TUT's International Week from 7th to 12th March, 2016.

The TUT ROS Summer School covered common topics regarding mobile robotics:

  • Programming of Mobile Robots
  • Communication
  • Coordinate Transforms
  • Hardware Interfacing
  • Teleoperation
  • Landmark Detection
  • Localization
  • Mapping

We used the Middleware ROS (Robot Operating System) as standard Operating System for Robots. After having learnt the theory all topics were experienced on real hardware using our mobile robots developed at FH Aachen. In the end we had a competition where participants had to use their skills to program the robot to drive around a course.

Our Agenda for the TUT ROS Summer School:

  • March 07th - Day 1: ROS Basics
  • March 08th - Day 2: ROS Communication
  • March 09th - Day 3: Hardware Interfacing, Transform
  • March 10th - Day 4: Localization, Landmarks, Mapping
  • March 11th - Day 5: Free Hacking
  • March 12th - Day 6: Competition

The ROS Summer School is designed to teach participants about how to get started with ROS; it is created for those who have an interest in autonomous systems, but don't quite know how to get started. Some basic knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu) and one programming language such as Python or C++ are recommended.

Presenters of the TUT ROS Summer School were:

  • Heiko Engemann, M. Sc.
  • Patrick Wiesen, B. Eng.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Kallweit

Press Release by the Aachen UAS about the event (in German):

Press Release by TUT about the event (in English):