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ROS Korea users meetup, seminar, and tutorial

 − at 22:52, 21. Nov. 2014

From Jihoon via ros-users@


      will be ROS Korea users seminar & meetup in Seoul, Korea on
      December 21, hosted by OROCA, one of largest korean robotics

      The seminar will cover overview for beginners, navigation, moveit,
      UAV, and community briefly by speakers from various groups in

          I hope to hang out with other users after seminar since it is
          first ROS event in Korea. So please drop by in the evening. :)

For more info see(in Korean) :
For English info : Email me(

In addition to the seminar there will be a ROS Tutorial. Here are some details about ROS tutorial.

Link :

Tentative Date : 2014/12/22
Time : 13:00 ~ 18:00
Location : TBD
Expected # of participants : 30~40
Organiser : Yoonseok Pyo(, Jihoon Lee(
Registration : e-mail to
  * ROS environment setup
  * ROS commands, pub/sub/srv
  * How to integrate sensors
  * SLAM and navigation using kobuki
  * How to write turtlebot rapps

Fully in Korean
Free of charge

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 − at 16:15, 21. Nov. 2014

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ROS Japan Users Group + Kawada host a successful ROS Meetup #4

 − at 23:04, 19. Nov. 2014

From Daiki Maekawa via ros-users@

Hi Everyone,

We held ROS JAPAN Users Group meetup as NEXTAGE Hackathon in KAWADA Robotics Inc. on November 8 2014.

We developed the function of obstacle avoidance behavior, stereo camera, and sample code for NEXTAGE.

?Demonstration movie

?Please see the photos of this meetup

See the links below for the presentation slides of this meetup.

ROS JAPAN Users Group Meetup 04 from Daiki Maekawa
youtalk_ros_pkg from Yutaka Kondo

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 − at 16:28, 19. Nov. 2014

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