Workshop, 7th March, 08:30
Research and industry roboticists will discover a new
wholesome simulation environment that eases robotics developments.
This workshop will seek to demonstrate how to accelerate your
research and/or development cycle with the Morse
The objective of this workshop is to provide a hands-on tutorial
on the use of the Morse simulator. This is achieved by giving the
users introductory experience on setting up a full simulation
environment and running some tutorial examples.
Morse is a fully open source simulation suite based on Blender
that aims at simplifying the definition and development of
integrated complex robotics experiments. Morse applies the
"software architecture in the loop" principle: your robotics
software won't tell the difference between your Morse simulated
robot and your real robot.
We will guide a group of users through the steps necessary to
create a simulation scene, configure it to plug within a robotics
development framework (ROS will certainly be chosen as the example
middleware), and run some test examples. Time permitting, we will
show how to extend the functionalities of MORSE by creating new
simulated robot components or middleware bindings.
- Introduction to MORSE: objectives, design principles, user
- Installation of required software
- Explanation of the latest developments in MORSE
- Guided tutorial for some basic simulation cases
- Development of more complex simulation scenarios with the input
of the audience
(- time permitting: creating a MORSE simulated
component, binding it to your preferred middleware)
- Wrapping up / questions
- Gilberto Echeverria, LAAS, post-doc
- Severin Lemaignan, LAAS, PhD student
- Arnaud Degroote, LAAS, PhD student
- Gilberto Echeverria, LAAS, email@example.com
- Severin Lemaignan, LAAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arnaud Degroote, LAAS, email@example.com
- Simon Lacroix, LAAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rachid Alami, LAAS email@example.com
MORSE is under constant development as an open source
collaborative project. The development community is primarily
centered on Laas and Onera in Toulouse, but numerous people from
various universities and labs also contribute to MORSE.
User-oriented and developer-oriented mailing lists are very active,
and the community organizes (on an irregular basis) "hackathon"
events where interested developers are invited to participate to
the quick development of specific targets.
The European Robotics Forum, organized by the European
robotic networks EURON, EUROP, the euRobotics Coordination Action
and hosted by The Danish Technological Institute, is in the
field of robotics the meeting point for engineers, scientists and
business people from all over Europe. The event will take
place from 5-7 March 2012 in Odense, Denmark.
More than 300 robotics researchers from industry and academia,
as well as entrepreneurs and public investors, are expected to
discuss the latest developments, research challenges and business
opportunities for European robotics.
This year's theme of the European Robotics Forum is "European
Robotics towards new horizons".
For more information, registration for the forum, and to become
an exhibitor, please visit the official European Robotics Forum
2012 website at www.europeanrobotics12.eu