As of this year around March/April we started with both Bitcraze developer meetings and Aerial-ROS meetings (the latter in collaboration with Dronecode Foundation). Now that summer is around and our office is a bit empty, we had a bit of a summer break, however we will start the meetings back up again soon! The next ROS-aerial meeting will be on the 16th of August and we will also have a Bitcraze developer meeting planned on the Wednesday the 6th of September (keep an eye on our announcements in discussions). In this blogpost we like to take the opportunity to show an overview of the meetings we had so far.
Aerial ROS meetings
In March we started a [ROS community working group] for aerial Vehicles together with our friends at Dronecode foundation, aka Aerial-ROS! We have biweekly meetings with some standard discussion meetings (with a topic) and with an invited guest presentation.
Here are the discussion topic meetings we had:
- Tue March 21: First explorative meeting
- Wed April 26: Startup meeting – Autonomy
- May 24 : Discussion: Tutorials and Education
- Wed June 21 : Swarming
And we had several guest speakers as well! Like Miguel Fernandez-Cortizas from CAR-UPM talking about Aerostack2:
And the last before the summer was from Alejandro Hernández Cordero (Open Robotics Consultant) about the ROS2 Project Vehicle Gateway.
Bitcraze Developer Meetings
We already had a couple of developer meetings before but we started recording them since April. The first recorded one was about the loco positioning system. Here first we gave a presentation about the system itself, with the latest developments cooking in our pot and time for questions afterwards.
Then we had a meeting about the development of safety features in the Crazyflie in light of the Bolt developments:
Then we had a meeting where Kristoffer highlighted the autonomous swarm demo we showed at ICRA 2023.
And the last before the summer holiday, we had a meeting where Kimberly explained about the Crazyflie simulationmodel intergrated into Webots
We are still planning to have developer meeting every first wednesday of the month starting with September 6th (keep an eye on our announcements in discussions).
EPFL 101 Crazyflie presentation
Oh yeah, by the way, we also were invited by the EPFL-lis lab to give another Crazyflie 101 presentation in Lausanne last April! We made a prerecording of it so you can check it out right here:
See you all after summer!