Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics

The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR), directed by Prof. Ivan Petrović of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, has a long tradition in research of advanced control strategies and estimation techniques for a variety of applications with a strong emphasis on autonomous navigation of ground and aerial robots in unknown and dynamic environments. Our methodology relies on a strong coupling between theoretical research, algorithm development, experimental evaluations, and a healthy dose of serendipity. LAMOR's research activity is organized around three major axes: Motion Planning and Control, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, and Detection and Tracking of Moving Objects. Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art ground and aerial robotic platforms, advanced perception sensors and a motion capture covered arena.

Invitation to lecture "ROS 2 and...

LAMOR and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter invite you to the lecture:

"ROS 2 and Robotics – Why do we need a “Linux” for Robots?"

which will be held by Denis Štogl, Karlsruhe, Germany. The lecture will take place on Monday, May 22, 2023, at 17.00h, in the Gray Hall of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

You can find more about the lecturer and the seminar in the detailed news content.

With the release of ROS 2 Foxy in 2020, many core modules became available for broader usage, and broader adoption of ROS 2 by the industry and research institutions has started. Now three years later, some features become great, and some stayed less great. The talk will discuss both of those sides, displaying opportunities, advantages, and drawbacks of ROS 2 in research and product development. The second part of the talk will focus on the control libraries for ROS and how they interact with Manipulation (MoveIt2) and Navigation (Nav2) stacks – which makes it the “kernel” of ROS 2 for communicating with robots.

Dr.-Ing. Denis Stogl is a Robotics Engineer with a background in Automation, Electrical, and Control Engineering. In his more than ten years of experience with ROS, he worked in various fields and problems, e.g., mobile robot design and development, industrial robots and cobots integration, and its control. During all these years, he became a real "T"-Roboticist with an excellent understanding of mechanics, electronics, and software, specializing in low-level robot control. Based on his experience with ros_control and “connecting” hardware to ROS, he joined the development of ros2_control framework from its beginning and contributed most of its current modular design. He is one of the maintainers and leading contributors to the libraries and simulators with a focus on robot control. In 2021 he started a company specializing in consulting and integrating robots into ROS2 and located "in the middle" of Europe – Karlsruhe, Germany. One of his notable clients is PickNik Inc., where Denis is the main advisor regarding robot control with ROS2.

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