The ROS-Industrial (Robot Operating System-Industrial) EU Technical Workshop, hosted by Fraunhofer IPA, took place in Stuttgart, Germany on 9 - 10 October 2019
Dr Ali Al-Yacoub, one of the Intelligent Automation Centre's Research Associates, attended this technical workshop.
Day 1 focussed on the latest developments of MoveIt, which included aspects of motion planning, manipulation, 3D perception, kinematics and control & navigation. This session was presented by Michael Goerner (University of Hamburg) and Henning Kayser (PickNik), both members of the ROS-Industrial Consortium and the maintainers of MoveIt in Europe.
Day 2 was divided into two parts: the first half of the day included the integration of Security features in ROS, which was covered by Sebastian Taurer (Joanneum Research), also a ROS-Industrial Consortium member. He demonstrated some insufficiencies of ROS(1) using the penetration testing tool ROSPenTo. In addition, delegates had a chance to setup and configure SROS2, a set of tools to provide security infrastructure to ROS2. The afternoon session was focussed around the subject of skill-oriented programming, when Rafael Lirio Arrais (INESC TEC), Hanno Bjarne Grossmann (Aalbourg Uni) and Ludovic Delval (Fraunhofer IPA) gave an overview of the EU project ScalABLE4.0 and robotics skill-oriented programming tools which were developed within the project to enable flexibility in the production line.
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