Our first ROS Summer School in 2012 showed that a lot of students are interested in mobile autonomous systems, but do not know how to start. Our ROS Summer Schools provide the right starter kit by using our robotic hardware and – of course – ROS software. We first start with some days of introductory courses, before we tackle the main tasks of mobile robotics, i.e. perception, localization, mapping and path planning.
Our philosophy is: “Learning by doing to get hands-on experience”. Besides acquiring the necessary theorethical knowlegde, all topics will be taught in small groups on real mobile robots.
A highlight is a competition (urban challenge) at the end of the summer school: Participants form different teams that have the task to design a typical mobile robotic application like indoor/outdoor exploration. They all use the same hardware, powered by their learnt ROS skills.
The ROS Summer School includes also some leasure activities, such as trips to Paris and Cologne (or other nearby cities). Last, but not least we have a farewell barbecue at the end.
The ROS Summer School is supported by the ROSIN project of the European Commission: http://wiki.ros.org/rosin/acknowledgement