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ROS World will happen November 12th

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ROS World 2020

Our plan for ROS World is to make it a free event for the entire ROS community that will be live streamed across the world on November 12th, 2020. We’re still firming things up, but our preliminary plan is to have a half day event packed with pre-recorded videos and live talks, social events, and panels. ROSCon 2020 was supposed to be our first “federated” conference where ROS affiliated communities could sponsor their own events in parallel to ROSCon. We now plan to test this model at ROS World by offering tracks that focus on our affiliated communities like Autoware, DroneCode, and others.

Since this will be a limited event, and we’re using an abridged timeline, we’ve opted to curate the speakers and panels this year versus implementing a full call for proposals. To balance out the program, and replicate our beloved lightning talks, we are going to ask the community to submit short video clips highlighting their projects.

Registration

Registration is open! Register Here

Dates

An updated schedule is to be announced.

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Friends of the Conference

Video Archive Sponsor

The video archive sponsorship supports the recording of the talks as well as the publication of the video archives online for the greater community.





Call for Sponsors

If you’d like to sponsor ROS World 2020, please contact the executive committee. To ensure that your logo appears on the t-shirt (Platinum and Gold sponsors), we need your confirmation no later than Sep 14th.

ROS World is using a virtual event platform to bring our audience and sponsors engaging content and networking opportunities. In addition to a live stream of the event, you can expect:

  • A customizable agenda
  • Audience response tools such as polling and Q&A
  • Robust attendee profiles
  • Attendee-sponsor matchmaking
  • 1:1 video calls between attendees
  • Group discussion boards
  • Interactive exhibitor booths
  • Smaller roundtable-style meetings

Platinum Sponsor ( 1 available ) - US$10,000

  • Banner ad on home page of virtual platform
  • Logo in virtual platform (specific benefits are pending platform selection)
  • Name recognition on event mailings
  • Platinum level logo placement on t-shirt
  • Sponsor-provided promotional video (max 2 minutes) in reel played during breaks
  • Logo on slide deck for opening/closing remarks
  • Logo on event website
  • Virtual Exhibit booth (see below for features)

Gold Sponsor - $4,500

  • Logo in virtual platform (specific benefits are pending platform selection)
  • Gold level logo placement on t-shirt
  • Sponsor-provided promotional video (max 2 minutes) in reel played during breaks
  • Logo on slide deck for opening/closing remarks
  • Logo on website
  • Virtual Exhibit booth (see below for features)

Silver Sponsor - $1,500

  • Logo on slide deck for opening/closing remarks
  • Logo on website
  • Virtual Exhibit booth (see below for features)

Friend sponsor - $500

  • Logo on slide deck for opening/closing remarks
  • Logo on website

Virtual Exhibit Booth Feature

  • Booth to include logo, company information, website, documents, videos
  • Multiple ways to connect with attendees such as 1:1 meetings, booth hours, chat, etc.
  • Analysis of booth visitor data
Location

The event will take place virtually online.

Program

0900 CST

0910 CST

Opening Remarks

Katherine Scott

Developer Advocate Open Robotics

0910 CST

0945 CST

Keynote Talk

Vivian Chu

CEO Diligent Robotics

0945 CST

0950 CST

Short Break

0950 CST

1035 CST

Software Quality in Robotics Panel

Moderator: Deby Katz, Carnegie Mellon University

Panelists: Afsoon Afzal PhD. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, Sophia Kolak student at Columbia University, and Allison Thackston ,software engineering manager at Waymo.

1035 CST

1050 CST

Sponsor Video Break

1050 PST

1110 PST

Recent Advances in Robotic Perception

John Lambert

Georgia Tech

1110 CST

1130 CST

Kiwibot Drone Delivery

Camilo Bautista

Kiwibot

1150 CST

1210 CST

ROS 2 Navigation is Ready

Steve Macenski

Samsung Research

1210 CST

1215 CST

Five Minute Break

1215 CST

1300 CST

ROS Agriculture Panel Discussion

Moderator: Sarah Osentoski, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Iron Ox.

Panelists: Michele Pratusevich Director of Software at Root AI, Marie Schiltz , computer vision lead at FarmWise, and speaker TBD at Taylor Farms

1300 CST

1330 CST

Thirty Minute Networking Break

1330 CST

1345 CST

Fifteen Minutes of Lightning Talk Videos

1345 CST

1515 CST

Autoware

Drone Code

OpenCV

MoveIt

FIWARE

TurtleBot

1345 CST

1400 CST

Welcome and Overview Autoware

Jan Becker

CEO Apex.AI

Drone Code Community Update

TBD

TBD

Perception with OpenCV

Satya Mallick

CEO OpenCV.org

Moderator and Opening Remarks

Dave Coleman

FIWARE Community Update

Juanjo Hierro

CTO FIWARE Foundation

Open Manipulator-X on the TurtleBot3

Will Son

Robotis

1400 CST

1415 CST

Autonomous Valet Parking

Josh Whitley

CEO Apex.AI

Drone Code Community Update

TBD

TBD

Perception with OpenCV

Satya Mallick

CEO OpenCV.org

Latest in MoveIt 2 Foxy

Henning Kayser

FIWARE Community Update

Juanjo Hierro

CTO FIWARE Foundation

Open Manipulator-X on the TurtleBot3

Will Son

Robotis

1415 CST

1430 CST

Localization and State Estimation

Igor Bogoslavskyi

Senior Perception Engineer at Apex.AI

Drone Code Community Update

TBD

TBD

OpenCV AI Kit

Brandon Giles

CTO Luxonis

MoveIt Calibration

John Stechschulte

PickNik Robotics

FIWARE Community Update

Juanjo Hierro

CTO FIWARE Foundation

TB3 ROS 1 to ROS 2 Migration

Will Son

Robotis

1430 CST

1445 CST

3D Perception and Control

Christopher Ho

Principal Engineer Apex.ai

Drone Code Community Update

TBD

TBD

OpenCV AI Kit

Brandon Giles

CTO Luxonis

Bastian Case Study

Marq Rasmussen

Bastian Solutions

FIWARE Community Update

Juanjo Hierro

CTO FIWARE Foundation

How to use DYNAMIXEL on ROS

Will Son

Robotis

1445 CST

1500 CST

Planning in Autoware Auto

Ryohsuke Mitsudome

Tier 4

Drone Code Community Update

TBD

TBD

Enabling Vision for low-power devices

Anna Petrovicheva

CTO OpenCV.AI

Cartesian Planning

Mark Moll

Director of Research at PickNik

FIWARE Community Update

Juanjo Hierro

CTO FIWARE Foundation

Live Q&A Session

Dr. Yoonseok Pyo

Robotis

1500 CST

1515 CST

Panel Discussion

Shinpei Kato, Dejan Pangercic, Josh Whitley, Joe Speed.

Drone Code Community Update

TBD

TBD

Enabling Vision for low-power devices

Anna Petrovicheva

CTO OpenCV.AI

NASA Robonaut

Misha Savchenko

Founter Metamoto

FIWARE Community Update

Juanjo Hierro

CTO FIWARE Foundation

Live Q&A Session

Dr. Yoonseok Pyo

Robotis

1515 CST

1530 CST

1530 CST

1630 CST

Happy Hour!

Call For Proposals

Video Submissions

We’re looking for all sorts of videos from the ROS community, and as such we’re open to videos related to any ROS topic you deem appropriate. Got a cool new robot? That’s worth a video. Have a great package that could use a few more maintainers? That’s worth a video. Want to ramble about your software pet-peeve for ninety seconds? Be our guest. Anything goes.

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We’re still finalizing the details but the parameters for a video submission are as follows:

  • Immediately related to ROS and the ROS community
  • Less than 120 seconds
  • Format: MP4
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080p (full HD) preferred, minimum 1280 x 720 p
  • File size: 500MB - 3.5GB. Files should not exceed 5GB.
  • Audio: Stereo is preferred, mono is acceptable
  • Please use a consistent file name of <contact_name>_<title>.mp4
  • The videos don’t need to be overly produced but they should be short, clear, and to the point.
  • Our event coordinator has put together these recommendations for recording: 20ROSWorld_VideoReelTips.pdf (153.9 KB)

The due date for video is Wednesday September 30, 2020 6:00 PM PDT.

To submit your video please use this Google form We accept videos uploaded to websites like YouTube and Vimeo, and raw videos.

More Info

Past Events

ROSCon has been held annually since 2012. If you’d like to know more we have archives of all the past programs with recordings of the talks and most of the slides. The sites can be found at the locations below.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing badges as well as there will be staff at the registration desk.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Social Media

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