ROS-Industrial Community Meeting – June 2020

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ROS-Industrial Community Meeting – June 2020

Jun 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Matt RObinson (ROS-Industrial and Southwest Research Institute)



Please join us for our next Community Meeting in a webinar format. Registration is required: Register Here


Tentative agenda:

  • 9:00 – Welcome
  • 9:05 – ROS-I Americas Update – M. Robinson & Levi Armstrong, SwRI
  • 9:20 – ROS-I Asia-Pacific Update – Erik Unemyr, ROS-I AP
  • 9:40 – ROS-I EU Update – Christoph Hellman Santos, Fraunhofer IPA
  • 9:55 – Proposing a Cartesian trajectory interface for ROS – Felix Exner, Research Scientist, FZI Research Center
  • 10:10 – Securing Robots for the long term – Adi Singh, Product Manager – Robotics at Canonical
  • 10:35 – ROS2 migration and next-generation ROS features – Henning Kayser – Roboticist, PickNik

The Community Web Meeting will conclude with a Question and Answer session.


Guest speakers:

Felix Exner: a Research scientist at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology where he has been working with ROS for the last 5 years. He primarily is working on applications using robotic manipulators with advanced control strategies such as force-control. Mr. Exner is currently supporting a joint ROSin project between Universal Robots and FZI developing an interface for executing Cartesian trajectories similar to the well-known follow_joint_trajectory interface. As this is currently in the design phase which will result in an REP, the team would like to discuss with the ROS community to have as many different opinions as possible contributing to the resulting interface definition.

Adi Singh: Product Manager for robotics and automotive at Canonical. An ardent maker, he brings subject matter expertise in robotics and has experience working for and with OEMs, Tier1 and Tier2 suppliers. Previously, he was the Principal Scientist for aerial robotics at Ford Motor Company.

Henning Kayser: holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Hamburg with focus on motion planning and machine learning. Broad experience with autonomous robots and scenarios with unstable dynamics such as liquid pouring or pushing of objects. Henning first started working with MoveIt in 2016 while maintaining robots at a robotics lab as a student and became MoveIt Maintainer right after joining PickNik Robotics in 2018. Since joining PickNik, Henning has been an Applied Robotics Engineer and Project Manager, and is now lead of the MoveIt2 development project. He will be shareing An update about the ongoing ROS2 migration progress and upcoming releases. Overview of the future roadmap milestones, highlighting realtime support and ROS2-specific enhancements.



You can also provide feedback and engage via the ROS-I Discourse thread!


Join us to learn about new developments underway and collaboration opportunities that could benefit from support and involvement.


Jun 23, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Matt RObinson (ROS-Industrial and Southwest Research Institute)