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B3M33MKR: Mobile and and Collective Robotics (winter term 2019/20)

Seminars organization

  • Students are expected to work in teams by two (exceptions allowed after consultation with teacher).
  • Each group is expected to work with a real robot.
  • Majority of the work is planned as an individual work of the group (you can work anytime the room is available).
  • Students are expected to ask - ask early, ask often.
  • Teachers will be personally available during the regularly scheduled hours, otherwise over the e-mail (but don't expect answers in order of minutes)
  • Charge the robot every time you stop working with it.
  • Keep your source code on a version-control system (e.g. git). This way, you can remove commented-out parts of your source code that you'd like to keep “just in case”, the version control system will keep a trace of it.



Getting the seminar credit

To get the seminar credit, student must:

  • Participate and actively work at all seminars (up to 2 absences without excuse will be tolerated),
  • Create a working algorithms solving *all* the tasks,
  • Present a well-written and documented source code,
  • Understand the presented solution and source code (each team member).

How-To Setup your ROS Environment in Singularity

  • Log into a PC with the diskless operation system. On these systems, your personnal NFS folder will be mounted as $HOME.
  • singularity shell /opt/ros ros.
  • source /opt/ros/robolab/devel/setup.bash.
  • export ROS_WORKSPACE=$HOME/ros_kinetic_ws && mkdir -p $ROS_WORKSPACE/src && cd $ROS_WORKSPACE && catkin init && catkin build.

How-To Use The Real Robots

To use the turtlebots:

  • Switch on the base and the onboard PC.
  • Connect your PC to the wifi e210bot.
  • Connect to the robot with ssh usermap_username@192.168.210.(20+turtlebot_number).
  • singularity instance start /opt/ros ros.
  • tmux.
  • In the each new tmux window singularity shell instance://ros then source $ROS_WORKSPACE/devel/setup.bash.
  • In the first tmux window roscore. roslaunch itself would run roscore if no ROS master is detected but this master will be killed when the roslaunch command finishes (usually with Ctrl+C) and nodes such as rqt or rviz would have to be closed as well. It is then better to run roscore separately.
  • In the second tmux window roslaunch robolab_bringup turtlebot2.launch camera:=false.

How-To Use the Simulated Robots

  • singularity instance start /opt/ros ros.
  • singularity shell instance://ros then source $ROS_WORKSPACE/devel/setup.bash.
  • roslaunch simulator_e130 simulator.launch. To be on the safe side, it's better to launch the simulation server and possibly the GUI first (roslaunch simulator_e130 server.launch, roslaunch simulator_e130 gui.launch) and then the robots (roslaunch simulator_e130 robots.launch). This avoid missing robots, especially with more than two robots.
  • The node robot_coordination/robot_node can be used to drive the robot, it basically accepts a trajectory as input through services and drives the robot along the trajectory. Launch one robot_coordination/robot_node for each robot: e.g. ROS_NAMESPACE=/robot1 rosrun robot_coordination robot_node __name:=controller.
  • Your node must connect to the appropriate services and send the trajectories. An example is given in Python, robot_coordination/example_robot_control.py, and can be launched e.g. with rosrun robot_coordination example_robot_control.py _server_namespace:=/robot0.

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