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Ologic Announces integration between ROS and Project Tango

 − at 00:50, 25. Jul. 2014

From Ted Larson

OLogic has been involved with Project Tango since the very beginning of the project, however we have always had our eyes on the goal of utilizing it for robotics applications.  The solution to the problem of indoor localization and mapping is one of several areas Project Tango is focused on, and when you overlap this with robotics, it is a perfect fit.    Google has provided several SDK's for working with project Tango in either Java, C, or Unity, and has shown some impressive demos using sparse mapping under Unity, to navigate around 3D virtual worlds, or games on the device.  The phone has the ability to perform Visual Inertial Odometery (VIO), and we wanted to extend this to use within the context of ROS.  We wrote some ROSJava Nodes that use the SDK to access the VIO to publish pose, transform frames (tf), and odometry messages.  This allowed us display a URDF of a floating phone on a map, in RViz and show the position information of where the phone is located in the office, in near-real-time.  We have several demo videos of our summer intern, roaming around the office with a Project Tango phone, while we visualize the phone's position and orientation in 3D space.  It is just a starting point for all the things we want to do with Project Tango and ROS, but we have a good framework in place to add other nodes into the puzzle, and get to the point soon where we will be able to navigate a robot around the office with only a Project Tango phone for the brains.  The project is available via a public project on Github https://github.com/ologic/Tango and all the build instructions for getting it running on a Tango device is there via the Wiki.  There are lots of helpful hints and tips on building 3D maps using the Tango Mapper application (the one that Google provides), and then taking those maps and bringing them into ROS to try to navigate a space using an existing ROS robot.   We will be adding to the project continually, as it is still definitely a work-in-progress.


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DELL using Lynxmotion Hexapod and Drone in its Commercial

 − at 21:55, 24. Jul. 2014

Hi All,

Yesterday one of our RobotShop Forum members “osfreak” posted a video of a Dell commercial which used Lynxmotion products. If you look closely starting at about 0.16s you can spot an SQ3 Quadruped walking Kit and parts included in the AL5 Robotic Arms. On top of that, you will see the Crazy2Fly Drone that takes-off in the room. Note the Orange balls on the Crazy2Fly; they are often used in position tracking using external devices like a camera.

Robotics is everywhere…

 

Dell - Lynxmotion Blog - 01

Lynxmotion Crazy2Fly Drone

Dell - Lynxmotion Blog - 02

Lynxmotion SQ3 Quadruped / Crazy2Fly and AL5 Robotic Arm Parts

 

If you want to learn more about the Crazy2Fly Drone, you can look at my post “Lynxmotion Crazy2Fly Sport UAV – Flight Video” and you will find many links.

          

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How We Gave Sight to the Mercedes Robotic Car

 − at 21:00, 24. Jul. 2014



Radar is the key to Mercedes Benz’s autonomous car

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Start-ups: Better Beer and Coffee with Brewbot and Bonaverde

 − at 17:00, 24. Jul. 2014



Home brewing gets an upgrade

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Drone Stuff: Parachutes, Politics, and No-Fly Zones

 − at 16:26, 24. Jul. 2014



That drone of yours looks expensive, why not outfit it with a CO2-launched parachute?

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Seatbelt Sensors to Fight Drowsy Driving

 − at 16:00, 24. Jul. 2014



A smart seatbelt and car seat system can detect drowsy drivers based on heartbeat and breathing rhythm

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ROSCon 2014 Program Posted and Registration Open!

 − at 00:26, 24. Jul. 2014

We're happy to announce the program for ROSCon 2014 has been posted and that registration is now open.

The early registration deadline is August 15, 2014.


The program fills two days with talks on applications of ROS from outer space to inside mines as well as overviews of useful tools for both research and product development. There will also be presentations on upcoming development and ongoing efforts to make ROS available on more platforms. 

In addition to the talks ROSCon will feature two lightning talk sessions and two birds of a feather sessions, all organized on-site. The lightning talks are an opportunity for you to have 3 minutes to present a topic of your choice: introduce a new project, recruit collaborators or users to an existing project, announce a product, whatever you like.

Immediately follow the lightning talks are birds of a feather sessions, which are an opportunity to propose and find people to talk about topics of interest to subgroups at the conference. This will be a mostly unstructured time with topics proposed on site and groups forming organically. 

Before you come to ROSCon, think ahead about any topic you'd like to propose for the BoF sessions and have some slides ready to present a lightning talk (3 slides or fewer).

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in September!

Click here to register

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Help Kickstart This Quadrotor So That We Can All Have Hoverbikes

 − at 17:40, 23. Jul. 2014



Make the dreams of every human on the planet come true by helping to fund the development of a real hoverbike

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ROS Indigo Igloo Released!

 − at 21:31, 22. Jul. 2014

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Hi Everyone,


We're pleased to announce the official release of ROS Indigo Igloo! This is the first LTS release of ROS; it will be supported until April 2019 in parallel with Ubuntu Trusty Tahr. It will also be available for Saucy Salamander during its duration of support from Canonical as outlined in the ROS Distributions page.


Thanks to our many active maintainers it can be seen on the Indigo Igloo build status page that 643 packages have already been released for Indigo Igloo. And we expect this number to continuously grow over the lifetime of the distribution.


The main focus of Indigo development has been to clean up the core packages in preparation for the LTS support cycle. Efforts have included integrating the ROS packages with packages officially taken up into the upstream Debian and Ubuntu repositories such as console_bridge, urdfdom, and OpenCV.


With the release of Indigo, development will be transitioned forward to the next ROS release, Jade.  ROS Jade will be targeted for release in May 2015, following the new 12 month release cycle. Also with the beginning of development for Jade, Groovy Galapagos will reach its end-of-life. Releases into Groovy have been winding down and in the near future the build infrastructure for Groovy will be taken offline.


To get started with Indigo see the installation page. A summary of updates for packages can be found in the migration guide.


Although Indigo is now officially available, ROS distributions are living entities built on the contributions of the community.  Hydro Medusa has almost doubled the number of packages available since it was initially released 9 months ago, and Indigo is tracking a similar trajectory through it's development phases.


We'd also like to take a moment to thank the many contributors to the community who improve documentation on the wiki as well as answering questions and moderating on answers.ros.org. One of the things that distinguishes ROS is the large helpful community. We now have dozens of moderators and thousands of contributors, thank you all for your contributions!


Details of the latest updated packages in Indigo are listed below as well as updated packages for Hydro.


Your ROS Indigo Igloo Release Team


Updates to indigo


Added Packages [43]:

 * ros-indigo-ax2550: 0.1.1-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-ros-control: 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-image-exposure-msgs: 0.9.2-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-exploration: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-karto: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-localizer: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-msgs: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-navigator: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-operator: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-remote: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-nav2d-tutorials: 0.1.3-0

 * ros-indigo-ntpd-driver: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-orocos-kinematics-dynamics: 1.3.0-0

 * ros-indigo-pointgrey-camera-driver: 0.9.2-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh: 1.0.5-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-common: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-core: 1.0.5-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-desktop: 1.0.2-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-desktop-plugins: 1.0.2-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-geometry: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-robot: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-robot-plugins: 1.0.1-0

 * ros-indigo-rosh-visualization: 1.0.2-0

 * ros-indigo-roshlaunch: 1.0.5-0

 * ros-indigo-serial-utils: 0.1.0-0

 * ros-indigo-shadow-robot: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-description: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-example: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-gazebo-plugins: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-hand: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-hardware-interface: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-mechanism-controllers: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-mechanism-model: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-moveit-config: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-movements: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-robot-msgs: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-self-test: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-standalone: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-tactile-sensors: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-utilities: 1.3.2-0

 * ros-indigo-statistics-msgs: 0.9.2-0

 * ros-indigo-wfov-camera-msgs: 0.9.2-0



Updated Packages [94]:

 * ros-indigo-arbotix: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-controllers: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-firmware: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-msgs: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-python: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-arbotix-sensors: 0.9.2-0 -> 0.10.0-0

 * ros-indigo-compressed-depth-image-transport: 1.9.0-0 -> 1.9.1-0

 * ros-indigo-compressed-image-transport: 1.9.0-0 -> 1.9.1-0

 * ros-indigo-flir-ptu-description: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0

 * ros-indigo-flir-ptu-driver: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0

 * ros-indigo-flir-ptu-viz: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-msgs: 2.4.3-1 -> 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-plugins: 2.4.3-1 -> 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-ros: 2.4.3-1 -> 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-gazebo-ros-pkgs: 2.4.3-1 -> 2.4.4-0

 * ros-indigo-image-transport-plugins: 1.9.0-0 -> 1.9.1-0

 * ros-indigo-mavlink: 1.0.9-5 -> 1.0.9-7

 * ros-indigo-mavros: 0.5.0-0 -> 0.6.0-0

 * ros-indigo-message-filters: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-mk: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-opencv-candidate: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.3-0

 * ros-indigo-orocos-kdl: 1.2.2-2 -> 1.3.0-0

 * ros-indigo-python-orocos-kdl: 1.2.2-2 -> 1.3.0-0

 * ros-indigo-ros: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-comm: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat-eml: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat-hardware: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat-loop: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-ros-ethercat-model: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rosbag: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosbag-storage: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosbash: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosboost-cfg: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosbuild: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosclean: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosconsole: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosconsole-bridge: 0.4.1-0 -> 0.4.2-0

 * ros-indigo-roscpp: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-roscreate: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosgraph: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-roslang: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-roslaunch: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-roslib: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-roslz4: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosmake: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-rosmaster: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosmsg: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosnode: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosout: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosparam: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rospy: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosservice: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rostest: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rostopic: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rosunit: 1.11.2-0 -> 1.11.3-0

 * ros-indigo-roswtf: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-action: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-bag: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-bag-plugins: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-common-plugins: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-console: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-dep: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-ez-publisher: 0.0.5-0 -> 0.2.0-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-graph: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-image-view: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-launch: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-logger-level: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-msg: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-plot: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-publisher: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-py-common: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-py-console: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-reconfigure: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-service-caller: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-shell: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-srv: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-top: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-topic: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-rqt-web: 0.3.7-0 -> 0.3.8-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-controllers: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-drivers: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-examples: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-external-protocol: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-hardware-interface: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-launch: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-msgs: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-test: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-transmissions: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-sr-ronex-utilities: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.15-0

 * ros-indigo-theora-image-transport: 1.9.0-0 -> 1.9.1-0

 * ros-indigo-topic-tools: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0

 * ros-indigo-xmlrpcpp: 1.11.6-0 -> 1.11.7-0



Removed Packages [0]:



Thanks to all ROS maintainers who make packages available to the ROS community. The above list of packages was made possible by the work of the following maintainers:

 * Aaron Blasdel

 * Ben Charrow

 * Dan Lazewatsky

 * David Gossow

 * Dirk Thomas

 * Dorian Scholz

 * Isaac Isao Saito

 * Isaac Saito

 * John Hsu

 * Jonathan Bohren

 * Julius Kammerl

 * Maintained by Dan Lazewatsky

 * Manos Nikolaidis

 * Michael Ferguson

 * Mike Purvis

 * MoveIt Setup Assistant

 * Orocos Developers

 * Ruben Smits

 * Scott K Logan

 * Sebastian Kasperski

 * Shadow Robot's software team

 * Takashi Ogura

 * Vincent Rabaud

 * Vladimir Ermakov

 * William Woodall


Updates to hydro

Added Packages [24]:
 * ros-hydro-catkinize-this: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-easy-markers: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-laser-filtering: 0.0.1-0
 * ros-hydro-leg-detector: 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-libpointmatcher: 1.2.0-0
 * ros-hydro-manifest-cleaner: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-map-laser: 0.0.1-0
 * ros-hydro-multisense-description: 1.0.0-1
 * ros-hydro-nlopt: 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-object-recognition-clusters: 0.1.0-0
 * ros-hydro-orocos-kinematics-dynamics: 1.3.0-0
 * ros-hydro-people-tracking-filter: 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-people-velocity-tracker: 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-range-sensor-layer: 0.2.0-0
 * ros-hydro-rosbaglive: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-rosh-desktop: 1.0.2-0
 * ros-hydro-rosh-desktop-plugins: 1.0.2-0
 * ros-hydro-rosh-visualization: 1.0.2-0
 * ros-hydro-roswiki-node: 0.1.0-2
 * ros-hydro-rqt-ez-publisher: 0.2.0-0
 * ros-hydro-simple-robot-control: 0.0.2-0
 * ros-hydro-social-navigation-layers: 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-speech-recognition-msgs: 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-wu-ros-tools: 0.1.0-2


Updated Packages [159]:
 * ros-hydro-amcl: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-assimp-devel: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-base-local-planner: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-bayesian-belief-networks: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-bond: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-bond-core: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-bondcpp: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-bondpy: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-camera-umd: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.4-0
 * ros-hydro-capabilities: 0.1.1-0 -> 0.2.0-0
 * ros-hydro-carrot-planner: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-checkerboard-detector: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-clear-costmap-recovery: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-collada-urdf-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-costmap-2d: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-default-cfg-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-depth-image-proc-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-downward: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-dwa-local-planner: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-dynamic-tf-publisher: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-eus-assimp: 0.1.4-0 -> 0.1.6-0
 * ros-hydro-euscollada: 0.1.4-0 -> 0.1.6-0
 * ros-hydro-euslisp: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-face-detector: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-fake-localization: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-ff: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-ffha: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-flir-ptu-description: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0
 * ros-hydro-flir-ptu-driver: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0
 * ros-hydro-flir-ptu-viz: 0.1.3-0 -> 0.1.4-0
 * ros-hydro-geneus: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-global-planner: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-gmapping: 1.3.2-1 -> 1.3.3-0
 * ros-hydro-hector-localization: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0
 * ros-hydro-hector-pose-estimation: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0
 * ros-hydro-hector-pose-estimation-core: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0
 * ros-hydro-hironx-moveit-config: 1.0.14-0 -> 1.0.18-1
 * ros-hydro-hironx-ros-bridge: 1.0.14-0 -> 1.0.18-1
 * ros-hydro-image-exposure-msgs: 0.9.1-0 -> 0.9.2-0
 * ros-hydro-image-view-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-image-view2: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-imagesift: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-imu-compass: 0.0.3-0 -> 0.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jpeg-streamer: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.4-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-common: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-footstep-msgs: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-gui-msgs: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-hark-msgs: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-interactive: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-interactive-marker: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-interactive-test: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-model-tools: 0.1.4-0 -> 0.1.6-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-pcl-ros: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-perception: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-recognition: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-roseus: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-rqt-plugins: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-rviz-plugins: 1.0.4-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-tools: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-jsk-topic-tools: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-laser-filters-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-libsiftfast: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-libuvc: 0.0.3-0 -> 0.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-map-server: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-master-discovery-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-master-sync-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-mavlink: 1.0.9-4 -> 1.0.9-5
 * ros-hydro-mavros: 0.5.0-0 -> 0.6.0-0
 * ros-hydro-message-to-tf: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0
 * ros-hydro-move-base: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-move-base-msgs: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-move-slow-and-clear: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-commander: 0.5.5-0 -> 0.5.7-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-core: 0.5.8-0 -> 0.5.9-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-planners: 0.5.4-0 -> 0.5.6-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-planners-ompl: 0.5.4-0 -> 0.5.6-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-python: 0.2.4-0 -> 0.2.5-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-benchmarks: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-benchmarks-gui: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-manipulation: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-move-group: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-perception: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-planning: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-planning-interface: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-robot-interaction: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-visualization: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-moveit-ros-warehouse: 0.5.16-0 -> 0.5.19-0
 * ros-hydro-multi-map-server: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-multimaster-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-multimaster-msgs-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-nav-core: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-navfn: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-navigation: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-nextage-description: 0.2.14-0 -> 0.2.15-1
 * ros-hydro-nextage-moveit-config: 0.2.14-0 -> 0.2.15-1
 * ros-hydro-nextage-ros-bridge: 0.2.14-0 -> 0.2.15-1
 * ros-hydro-node-manager-fkie: 0.3.11-0 -> 0.3.12-0
 * ros-hydro-opencv-candidate: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.3-0
 * ros-hydro-openni-tracker-jsk-patch: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-opt-camera: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-orocos-kdl: 1.2.2-0 -> 1.3.0-0
 * ros-hydro-pal-vision-segmentation: 0.0.1-0 -> 1.0.0-0
 * ros-hydro-people: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-people-msgs: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.4-0
 * ros-hydro-pointgrey-camera-driver: 0.9.1-0 -> 0.9.2-0
 * ros-hydro-posedetection-msgs: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-pr2-groovy-patches: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-python-orocos-kdl: 1.2.2-0 -> 1.3.0-0
 * ros-hydro-qt-build: 0.2.5-0 -> 0.2.6-0
 * ros-hydro-qt-create: 0.2.5-0 -> 0.2.6-0
 * ros-hydro-qt-ros: 0.2.5-0 -> 0.2.6-0
 * ros-hydro-qt-tutorials: 0.2.5-0 -> 0.2.6-0
 * ros-hydro-resized-image-transport: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.11-0
 * ros-hydro-robot-pose-ekf: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat-eml: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat-hardware: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat-loop: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-ros-ethercat-model: 0.1.7-0 -> 0.1.7-1
 * ros-hydro-roseus: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-roseus-msgs: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-roseus-smach: 1.1.19-0 -> 1.1.21-0
 * ros-hydro-rosh: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-rosh-core: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-roshlaunch: 1.0.3-0 -> 1.0.5-0
 * ros-hydro-rosjava-bootstrap: 0.1.21-0 -> 0.1.22-0
 * ros-hydro-rospatlite: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-rosping: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-rostwitter: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-rotate-recovery: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-rtmros-hironx: 1.0.14-0 -> 1.0.18-1
 * ros-hydro-rtmros-nextage: 0.2.14-0 -> 0.2.15-1
 * ros-hydro-sklearn: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-slam-gmapping: 1.3.2-1 -> 1.3.3-0
 * ros-hydro-smclib: 1.7.13-0 -> 1.7.14-0
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-controllers: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-drivers: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-examples: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-external-protocol: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-hardware-interface: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-launch: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-msgs: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-test: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-transmissions: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-sr-ronex-utilities: 0.9.14-0 -> 0.9.14-2
 * ros-hydro-statistics-msgs: 0.9.1-0 -> 0.9.2-0
 * ros-hydro-stereo-synchronizer: 1.0.27-0 -> 1.0.29-0
 * ros-hydro-uvc-camera: 0.2.1-0 -> 0.2.4-0
 * ros-hydro-vision-visp: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-auto-tracker: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-bridge: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-camera-calibration: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-hand2eye-calibration: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-visp-tracker: 0.7.3-1 -> 0.7.4-0
 * ros-hydro-voxel-grid: 1.11.9-0 -> 1.11.10-0
 * ros-hydro-wfov-camera-msgs: 0.9.1-0 -> 0.9.2-0
 * ros-hydro-world-magnetic-model: 0.1.2-0 -> 0.1.3-0


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Thanks to all ROS maintainers who make packages available to the ROS community. The above list of packages was made possible by the work of the following maintainers:
 * Alexander Tiderko
 * Bence Magyar
 * Carnegie Robotics
 * Dan Lazewatsky
 * Daniel Stonier
 * David Lu!!
 * David V. Lu!!
 * Esteve Fernandez
 * Fabien Spindler
 * Francois Pomerleau
 * Hiroyuki Mikita
 * Ioan Sucan
 * Isaac Isao Saito
 * Johannes Meyer
 * KazutoMurase
 * Kei Okada
 * Ken Tossell
 * Manos Nikolaidis
 * Michael Ferguson
 * Mike Purvis
 * Noda Shintaro
 * Orocos Developers
 * Prasenjit Mukherjee
 * Ruben Smits
 * Ryohei Ueda
 * Sachin Chitta
 * Shadow Robot's software team
 * Shohei Fujii
 * Takashi Ogura
 * Takuya Nakaoka
 * Vincent Rabaud
 * Vladimir Ermakov
 * William Woodall
 * Yohei Kakiuchi
 * Youhei Kakiuchi
 * Yuki Furuta
 * Yusuke Furuta
 * furuta
 * k-okada
 * lil1pal

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Japan Wants 2020 Robot Olympics Alongside Human Olympics

 − at 18:20, 22. Jul. 2014



The world needs a well funded, high profile, international competitive robotics event. Can Japan make it happen in 2020?

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