ROS2 Industrial Ready Online Workshop / Oct 25 – 29, 2021

Learn ROS2 Basics + ROS2 Nav2 + Manipulation with Movelt2


Understanding how ROS2 works is becoming a MUST. ROS2 is expected to fully replace ROS1 by 2023. The Galactic distribution released in May 2021 shows ROS2 is very mature and ready for real-world applications.

In this five-day ROS2 training, learn how to program warehouse robots with ROS 2 Foxy & Galactic, including navigation 2 and grasping with MoveIt2.

The online workshop includes training with the real robots, accessing them remotely using the technology we developed for our remote real robot labs.

Participants will practice with robot simulations and then with real robots to test their programs live.

# What you will learn
Creation of ROS2 packages
Management of the new Colcon universal building system
Topic publishers and subscribers in ROS2 Python
Nodes management: life cycle, executors and callback groups
Services and actions
Hybrid application with ROS1 and ROS2
Use of debugging tools in ROS2
ROS2 Mapping
ROS2 Localization
ROS2 Path Planning
Create and configure a MoveIt2 package for a robotic arm
Perform ROS2 Motion Planning & Grasping
# Prerequisites
Knowledge of Python Programming language
Basic understanding of Linux Ubuntu Operating System
Knowledge of ROS1 (recommended but not required)
# Real Robots Used
RB-1 Base mobile robot
UR3e robot arm
# Who is this workshop for
ROS developers that want to transition to ROS2
Researchers focusing their research on ROS2
Engineers or CTOs who want to build scalable robotics products, faster.
# Training Details
Day 1 - ROS2 Fundamentals
Topic 1 Understanding Basic ROS2 Concepts
- Structure and launch ROS2 programs (packages and launch files)
- Create basic ROS2 programs (Python-based)
- Understand basic ROS2 concepts: Nodes, Client Libraries, etc.
Topic 2 ROS2 Topics
- Topic Subscribers
- Topic Publishers
- Interfaces
- Management of nodes
Topic 3 ROS2 Debugging Tools
- Use logs in ROS2
- RViz2 debugging tool
- ROS2 doctor

Day 2: ROS2 Advanced Topics
- ROS2 Services
- ROS2 Actions
- ROS1_Bridge

Day 3: ROS2 Nav2
- ROS2 Mapping
- ROS2 Localization
- ROS2 Path Planning and Obstacle Avoidance

Day 4: ROS2 Nav2 Advanced Features & Manipulation
Topic 1 ROS2 Nav2 Galactic Functionality
- Waypoint Task Executors
- Speed Limited Zones
- Keep out zones
Topic 2 Arm Navigation with MoveIt2
- Configure a Moveit2 package for a robotic arm
- Programatically perform motion planning

Day 5: Grasping
- Use perception to detect object location
- Grasp object
# Organizers
The Construct (, in cooperation with Robotnik Automation (

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