Programming Robots Study Group

Thanks for everyone who participated in session 1!

Robots are coming! Let’s be ready to program them 🙂

Session 2

• We’ve been working on a virtual machine with the relevant software pre-installed. Read about it here: http://www.robotgarden.org/wiki/robotics/programming-robots/programming-robots-study-group-vm/. We’ll start the fun by distributing the VM so you can follow along and try the commands as we go. Please bring a PC and if you can, install VirtualBox (see link above) before you get to class. We now host the image which you can download from here: http://blobs.robotgarden.org/ROS-Indigo-Ubuntu32-20150215.ova.

• ROS command line tools and Topic naming structure.

• Project objective. We’re already planning a project for us all to participate in. This won’t be a class but rather something for us to work on together.

• The discussion at the end of the meeting was productive. We’ll cap off the fun with a ‘birds of a feather’ discussion.

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