Robotics design and development can be aided and expedited by virtual simulation of a proposed robot and the environment in which it will operate. Sometimes, simulations can be transferred to a physical robot with few modifications. The simulator allows for robotics programs to be conveniently written and tested in a virtual environment, before the program is tested on an actual robot.
Our presenters will describe and demo how simulators can create simple worlds of objects and building floor plans, and program the robots to interact within these worlds. They will show how the use of a robotics simulator for robot design and development control program is highly recommended regardless of whether an actual robot is available. Popular ROS compatible 3D simulators will be demonstrated, including Gazebo, V-Rep, Webots and MatLab.
Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. The $5 meetup fee will be charged to verify RSVP's and refreshment needs, and will ultimately be donated to good social cause.
ROS Vancouver is a users group for the Robot Operating System (ROS), "a flexible framework for writing robot software. It is a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that aim to simplify the task of creating complex and robust robot behavior across a wide variety of robotic platforms." (ros.org) ROS Vancouver is open to anyone interested in using ROS to design and develop robots for real world applications. Our prime focus is on collaborative service robots that can safety interact with humans and want to share what we have learned in Vancouver.
Organization Contact Information
Vancouver Robot Operating System (ROS) Users Group BC Canada