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ROS-Industrial Asia Pacific Workshop 2020 (Digital)

ROS-Industrial Open Source Software for Automation and Robotics

Thursday, 29 Oct, 2020 (Singapore)

Cisco WebEx Events Singapore Singapore

Speaker Summary

  Speaker

  Title

  Presentation Slides

  Videos

Prof. Quek Tong Boon
National Robotics Programe Office (NRP)

Opening Address

 PDF

 

Dr. Bai Fengjun
Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre

ROS Application in the Next Generation Hyper-Personalisation Line

PDF

Video

Dr. Roger Barga
Amazon AWS Robotics

The Role of the Cloud in Future of Robotics PDF Video

Mr. Tomoya Fujita
Sony Corporation 

Sony R&D Robotics System Architecture with ROS

PDF

Video

Dr. Michael Grey
Open Robotics

Robotics Middleware Framework: Cooperation of Heterogeneous Robot Fleets

PDF

Video 

Dr. Marco Gutiérrez
Open Robotics

Roadmap Update: Ignition Gazebo and ROS2

PDF

Video

Mr. Christoph Hellmann Santos
Fraunhofer IPA

Updates from ROS-Industrial Europe

PDF

Video

Dr. Jack Sheng Kee
Delta Research Centre

Reconfigurable and Flexible Automation in Manufacturing

 PDF

Video 

Dr. Albertus Hendrawan Adiwahono
Institute for Infocomm Research (I*2R)

Development of Intelligent Service Robot with Resilience to Operate in Uncertain and Dynamic Enviroments

PDF

Video

Mr. Andrei Kholodnyi 
Wind River

A Mixed-Critical ROS2 Implementation on VxWorks RTOS, WRLinux and Hypervisor

PDF

Video

Mr. Matt Robinson
Southwest Research Institute

Enabling Production Performance in ROS-Based Systems

PDF

Video

Mr. Michael Sayre
Cognicept Systems

Online Moderation & Error Resolution Systems for Robotics Applications

PDF

Video

Dr. Trygve Thomessen
PPM Robotics AS

ROSWELD - How to Create Advanced Robot Welding Applications using ROS

PDF

Video

Mr. Erik Unemyr
Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre

Industry Ready ROS2 - Easy to Adopt Modules with Quality

PDF

Video

Dr. Zhang Jing Bing
Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre

Closing Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detailed Speaker Information

 

The Role of the Cloud in Future of Robotics

by  Dr. Roger Barga
General Manager
AWS Robotics

Presentation Abstract

In this session, we will discuss the role of cloud services to augment local processing on a robot, as well as enable builders to increase their development velocity, test more accurately, and get robots to market faster. Throughout the presentation we will illustrate with actual customer use cases.

 

Speaker Biography

Roger Barga is General Manager, AWS Robotics and Autonomous Services Web Services. Roger is also an Affilate Professor at the University of Washington, where he is a lecturer in the Machine Learning and Data Science programs. Roger holds a PhD in Computer Science, has over 50 patents, published over 100 peer-reviewed technical papers and book chapters, and authored a book on predictive analytics.

 

Roadmap Update: Ignition Gazebo and ROS2

by  Dr. Marco A. Gutiérrez
Software Engineer
Open Robotics 

Presentation Biography

ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy was released as the first major stable release of ROS 2. ROS 2 was built from the ground up for performance, security, and reliability. These features, along with ROS’s massive ecosystem of hardware and software packages make it a great choice for commercial robotic applications. Alongside, Ignition Robotics brings a fresh approach to simulation with a complete toolbox of development libraries and cloud services to make simulation easy. This talk will cover the core capabilities and new elements of the latest releases of ROS 2 and Ignition Robotics. We'll give a high-level history of both projects and discuss their architecture and latest features. We'll also cover the community resources available to help developers accelerate robotic application development.

Speaker Biography

Marco A. Gutiérrez is a Software Engineer for Open Robotics, the makers of Robot Operating System (ROS) and the Gazebo simulation platform. Marco is a PhD in cognitive vision planning for robotics systems. He is an advocate for Free and Open Source Software having collaborated in many projects from FOSSASIA, RoboComp or the Point Cloud Library and participated as organization administrator and mentor for several editions of the Google Summer of Code programme. He is currently working in the release and security areas of the Robotics Middleware Framework (RMF) a software that aims to ease the integration and interoperability of robotic systems.

 

Updates from ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe

by  Mr. Christoph Hellmann Santos
ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe Programme Manager
Fraunhofer IPA

Presentation Biography

Christoph Hellmann Santos presents a short introduction of Fraunhofer IPA and its activities in robotics will be presented. Furthermore, recent and future activities of the ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe and give a short overview of new ROS-based solutions for manufacturing organizations.

Speaker Biography

Christoph Hellmann Santos manages the ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe where he aims to foster adoption of open source software in industry. He joined Fraunhofer IPA in 2016, after finishing his studies of mechanical engineering at Karlsruhe Insititue of Technology and his diploma of engineering at Arts et Métiers ParisTech. At Fraunhofer IPA, he has been working in different research and technology transfer projects (ROBOTT-NET, ROSIN, agROBOfood and others). Since 2019, he manages the research group software engineering and system integration and in 2020 he took over the position of ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe Project Manager.

 

Development of Intelligent Service Robot with Resilience to Operate in Uncertain Dynamic Environments

by  Dr. Albertus Hendrawan Adiwahono
Head of Mobility Group
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

Presentation Biography

In this talk, the speaker will present innovative service robot technologies developed by I2R that are designed for deployment in close conjunction with non-expert layman. Under supervision of Singapore the National Robotics R&D Programme Office (NR2PO), hospital wards had been selected as a sample use case. Developed based on inputs and feedback from hospital nurses and Centre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics Technology (CHART), the technologies are currently in progress of hospital ward trials and are expected to be a step towards realizing a robotics helper that is able to alleviate the workload of human professional in dynamic public spaces.

Speaker Biography

Albertus Hendrawan Adiwahono, Ph.D., is a robotics scientist at Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) since 2012. Currently leading the Mobility Group in RAS, Albertus and the team of passionate roboticist actively developing technologies related to intelligent service robots, 3D mapping and localization, robotics control and navigation, legged robot locomotion, multi-agent collaboration, and robotics systems design.

 

 

A mixed-critical ROS2 implementation on VxWorks RTOS, WRLinux and hypervisor

by Mr. Andrei Kholodnyi
Principal Technologist
Wind River

Presentation Abstract

Complex embedded system software assembly, such as for cars, robots and medical devices is undergoing dramatic change. Applications in those devices are increasingly being delivered integrated and packaged with their own operating system instances. It started in the IT space with applications leveraging virtual machines and containers and this has now come to the embedded systems arena. However, the motivations for and impacts of this change to how embedded systems are being constructed are very different. Software written for multicore embedded systems has diverse core values and needs, one OS instance or even one OS type with multiple instances is no longer able to provide an optimal operating environment for the breadth of applications that must be run. System integrators may apply different computation patterns using Linux OS, or a specific commercial RTOS and hypervisor while developing and deploying their applications.

This presentation provides an example of the mixed-critical computation pattern based on VxWorks RTOS, embedded Linux, and hypervisor from Wind River. Turtlebot3 was selected as a robotic demo platform running a safety certifiable real-time hypervisor with several guest OS instances. The hypervisor provides a separation of concern where safety, non-safety, real-time and best-effort applications can run on the same hardware and allows to build a mixed-critical system using multicore SoCs. One of the guest OSes is VxWorks - very few solutions available on the market which is already fulfilling safety and real-time requirements. ROS2 stack and turtlebot3 ROS2 middleware were ported to the VxWorks. On top, we run a collision-avoidance ROS2 application. Embedded Linux guest OS instance serves as a communication gateway to the dashboard and provides an example of non-critical, best effort application. We demonstrate that if the non-critical guest OS fails and gets rebooted the safety critical ROS2 part still runs and performs its control functions.

Speaker Biography

Andrei Kholodnyi is Principal Technologist in Technology Office and responsible for thematic pathfinding of the new technologies in the intelligent edge area, solution framing in the dependability, TSN and mobile robotics.

He has more than 20+ years’ experience in embedded software development, including development of the first Linux based IVI system for BMW, representing Wind River in various alliances and standardization bodies – ROS2, AUTOSAR, and PICMG.

 

Andrei joined company in 2005 and has held roles in various areas, including engineering, services, and automotive, technology office. Prior to joining Wind River, he was a senior staff software engineer at Motorola Computer Group and Force Computers and a research scientist working at various European laboratories, where he developed expertise in complex embedded control and data acquisition systems.

He holds a master degree from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

 

 

Enabling Product Performance in ROS-based Systems

by  Mr. Matt Robinson
ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas Programe Manager
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Presentation Abstract

In recent years ROS has gained acceptance as a means to develop advanced robotics capability. The ROS-Industrial program has enabled ROS to be extended into industry by providing interoperability and capability with industrial relevant hardware in target applications. Here we will discuss efforts and contributions from the ROS-I Americas Consortium to further both ROS in actual production environments, takeaways, lessons learned, and how we are moving forward to enable similar capability within ROS2 based systems, while maintaining ROS legacy system performance and access to new developed repositories and drivers. The goal of fostering a collaborative ecosystem, where end-users feel comfortable in embracing solutions such as ROS, is a key focus area moving forward with initiatives around ease of use, both for end-users and application developers, while continuing to improve and build on quality initiatives that have already been initiated throughout the ROS ecosystem.

Speaker Biography

Mr. Robinson is the Program Manager for the ROS-Industrial Consortium – Americas, in his current role he is tasked with setting the strategy and vision to align the open source development community with industry needs. Prior to his current role, Mr. Robinson was team leader for Caterpillar’s Manufacturing Technology Automation Research. Here, Mr. Robinson led development and deployment of automation tools to improve the performance and productivity of Caterpillar manufacturing facilities around the globe. Mr. Robinson, during this time, also led manufacturing value stream design initiatives that led to the deployment of over 50 robotic/automated manufacturing systems around the world. Mr. Robinson has a Master’s Degree in Welding Engineering from Ohio State University.

 

 

Online Moderation & Error Resolution Systems for Robotics Applications

by  Prof. Trygve Thomessen
Managing Director
PPM Robotics AS

Presentation Abstract

ROSWELD; "Using robot welding as target demonstration, to create generic software framework for high-tech industrial robot applications", is FTP financed under the EU project, ROSIN. ROSWELD contains path planning, welding planning, calibration and device drivers; that can easily be assembled on demand to establish advanced robot applications. ROSWELD has been demonstrated on a heavy, industrial robot welding application. The presentation will show the structure of the ROSWELD package and demonstrate how ROSWELD can easily be assembled to an industrial robot welding system.

Speaker Biography

Prof. Trygve Thomessen, the managing director of PPM, has his MSc and PhD from The University in Trondheim (NTNU), Norway. He was until 2001 Scientist at the research institute, SINTEF, in Norway.

 

In 2000, Prof. Thomessen established the high tech, industrial robot technology company, PPM AS, and has since then, been the Managing Director.

 

Prof. Thomessen was during 2005-2011 part time professor in industrial robotics at NTNU and is currently Industrial Professor at Budapest University (Hungary) and Visiting Professor at Chuo University (Japan).

 

Prof. Thomessen has long time experience with industrial targeting R&D within industrial robotics, especially user interaction, programming, and control of complex industrial processes like heavy grinding, assembly and welding. Thus, Prof. Thomessen, represents a strong bridge between R&D, and industrial robot applications. This is also represented in the slogan of PPM AS: "…..turning innovation into flexible automation….:"

 

 

Updates from ROS-Industrial Asia Pacific

by  Mr. Erik Unemyr
ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific Program Manager
Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)

Presentation Abstract

In this presentation, Mr. Unemyr will be giving an update on the latest developments ongoing within the ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific Team.

Speaker Biography

Mr. Unemyr manages the ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific, where he aims to proliferate ROS adoption and advanced robotic applications to be successfully deployed in industry and commercial applications.

He received his Master of Science degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Prior to ROS-Industrial, he spent majority of his career in industrial MNCs delivering software and hardware products all the way from concept to mass-production. Erik holds 8 patents within the fields of printing applications and image processing.