At the European Robotics Forum 2012 KU Leuven and Intermodalics are organizing a three-part seminar, appealing to both industry and research institutes, titled:
- Introduction to state charts and reusable, modular task specification through the Orocos eco-system
- Hands-on-1: getting started with rFSM state charts in the Orocos eco-system
- Hands-on-2: getting started with instantaneous motion specification using constraints (iTaSC): reusable and modular task specification
For all information, you can consult the Workshop page
The sessions will be on March 6, 8h30-10h30 + 11h00-12h30 + 13h30-15h00 (Track four). For more detail consult the European Robotics Forum program
The workshop consists of three rather independent parts. It is advised but not required to follow the preceding session(s) when attending session two or three.
1. The first session is a presentation session, it introduces the basic concepts of Orocos application programming, followed by rFSM state charts and the iTaSC framework. 2. The second session is a hands-on session, that aims at making the participants familiar with rFSM state charts, which is a powerful though easy to use tool for robotic coordination and supervision tasks, 3. The third sessions is also a hands-on session, that aims at introducing the concepts of constraint-based motion specification using the iTaSC framework. This framework and its software implementation was developed at the KU Leuven during the past years. It's key advantages are the composability of (partial) constraints and reusability of the constraint specification. The software is an open-source project, which has recently reached its 2.0 version.The Orocos Workshop Team