7th ROS Summer School 2018

Our 7th ROS Summer School took place at the Aachen UAS from 20th August - 31st August, 2018.

The ROS Summer School covered common topics regarding mobile robotics:

  • Introduction to Mobile Robotics
  • ROS File System
  • ROS Communication
  • Hardware and Sensors
  • ROSSerial and Teleoperation
  • Image Processing with OpenCV & ROS
  • Landmark Detection
  • Localization and Navigation
  • Mapping
  • Introduction to SLAM Algorithms
  • Participation at Urban Challenge Competition
  • Visit to Paris, France

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 the Aachen UAS. In the end we had a competition where participants had to use their skills to program the robot to drive around a course.

Agenda of the 7. ROS Summer School, 20th-31st August, 2018:

  • Monday, August 20th: ROS-Demo / Show, welcome BBQ
  • Tuesday, August 21st: ROS Basics: Navigating in Linux and ROS Filesystem
  • Wednesday, August 22nd: ROS Basics: ROS internal Communication
  • Thursday, August 23rd: Hardware interfaces, Transforms in ROS
  • Friday, August 24th: Introduction to GAZEBO simulator, AR tag recognition
  • Saturday, August 25th: Day trip to Paris (France)
  • Sunday, August 26th: Day at leisure
  • Monday, August 27th: Localization & Mapping
  • Tuesday, August 28th: ROS control, Path Planning
  • Wednesday, August 29th: Industrial exhibition
  • Thursday, August 30th: Exam, free hacking
  • Friday, August 31st: Free hacking, competition, farewell BBQ

Additionally, we offer excursions during the week to explore Aachen and other nearby cities (e.g. Cologne, Maastricht or Bonn).

Option: UAV Workshop on September 1st-2nd, 2018

  • Saturday, September 1st: Basic principles of UAV design, components and functions, example setup of a multicopter, first flight setup guide
  • Sunday, September 2nd: Flight modes, GPS based behaviours, Interfacing with ROS, AR_tags and UAVs, autonomous flying

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