[Discourse.ros.org] [Site Feedback] Maritime Robotics SIG Proposal
I would like to propose a new special interest group (SIG) of "Maritime Robotics".
The Maritime Robotics SIG will support groups and individuals using ROS for robotic applications under and at the water surface. Some distinct issues associated with maritime applications include integration of maritime specific sensors (e.g., Doppler velocity logs, multibeam sonar, etc.), intermittent communication and navigation, the influence of buoyancy and hydrodynamics on mobile platforms and the influence of the underwater/near-surface environment on perception.
I support this proposal enthusiastically! Marine Robotics is an important application domain that shares some general challenges with other robotics applications, but also poses some unique challenges (such as highly restricted communications). An interest group for maritime robotics makes a lot of sense to me
Amazing Idea. I look forward to learn more and more and contribute to the community. Currently, i am part of a team of undergraduates and we prototype an AUV and participate in national and international competitions. Our software stack is based on ROS as the middleware. Learning from such a community would be amazing.
I support this proposal. The marine robotics community is starting to adopt ROS more widely. There are a variety of sensors specific to marine robotics that have only nascent support in ROS. Geodetic navigation and the use of frame definitions conventional in marine systems is awkward and would also benefit from community attention.
It's a good idea!!
I am developing fully autonomous vehicle for Maritime RobotX Competition.(http://ouxt.stars.ne.jp/top/)
We are building our navigation system by using ROS, but we have some difficulties because of few infomation.
Thank you very much!!
When you do so, include a summary of what you're working on, goals and opportunities for collaboration. It would be helpful to also include a summary of what components you think would be useful for others to reuse, or have potential for reuse that others could try out.
It would also be useful to list pain points or components that you'd like to see from the community. If there's something that many people want that can define a good jumping off point for a person or group looking for a project.
It's also good to include links, pictures and videos to help capture people's attention.