[Discourse.ros.org] [General] ROS Summer School in China, July 22-28, 2017
Our ROS Summer School 2015 and 2016 in China, was a great success. We provided a quick, in-depth and free learning opportunity for ROS beginners and advanced ROS developers. In the past two years, more than 700 participants studied in our ROS summer schools. We also had excellent feedback from the participants with positive comments on the lectures, speakers and organization.
Many robot companies in China have realized the importance of ROS and began developing their robot projects using ROS. However, learning ROS and its associating components involves a wide range of knowledge, which not only requires developers to have software programming skills, but also to be familiar with robotics theories, robot hardware and even understanding the background of specific industrial applications.
Learning and using ROS is a slow and painful process. In 2017, we will organize another ROS summer school in East China Normal University, Shanghai and continue to provide some ROS lectures, in the same way we have for the last two years.
In the seven days, we are going to cover the following topics: ROS basics, teleoperation, Gazebo simulator, computer vision, SLAM, navigation, some industrial exhibition and so on.
Some senior representatives from industry will share their experiences on robot project development using ROS. We will organize visits to robot industrial laboratories and companies.
At the end of the summer school, we will organize a robot competition. Participants use their skills to fulfill some given tasks using mobile robots.