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Become an expert in robot programming with ROS by listening to the experts. Every week, we interview an expert in robot programming who will give us tips and tricks based on his experience. Learn to program robots with ROS from the experts!

The ROS Developers Podcast Ricardo Tellez: CEO of The Construct & ROS Developer

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Become an expert in robot programming with ROS by listening to the experts. Every week, we interview an expert in robot programming who will give us tips and tricks based on his experience. Learn to program robots with ROS from the experts!

    95. Teaching ROS at the US Air Forces with Steve Beyer

    95. Teaching ROS at the US Air Forces with Steve Beyer

    I’m Ricardo, from The Construct.







    I would like to dedicate this episode to people that teaches robotics and ROS around the world.







    Today we are going to learn how the US military Air Force learn to program robots with ROS.







    Want to learn from the best ROS Developers of the world?







    Then you cannot miss the 4th ROS Developers Day 2021, a full day of ROS practice delivered by the best ROS programmers of the world.







    The conference is completely practical. 12 hours full of ROS practice from the comfort of your home. Check it out here.















    Steve Beyer







    Now let me introduce you Steve Beyer. Steve is an embedded systems engineer and roboticist that is a member of the United States Air Force developing the US Air Force’s digital communications infrastructure in the Middle East. More recently, he changed his role to senior instructor of embedded systems and robotics at the United States Air Force Academy.







    Let’s talk with him about the teaching of robotics in the US Air Force.







    DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during this interview are the author’s and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense,  the United States Government, United States Air Force, or United States Air Force Academy.







    Welcome to the podcast Steve!







    Related links







    * Follow Steve in LinkedIn* Find all robots of Steve, code and designs at https://www.beyersbots.com/* His paper to be published soon: * S. M. Beyer, “uSAFABOT: A robotics learning platform for a hands-on laboratory approach in an introductory ECE course,” 2021 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, US, 2021, accepted.* Deep Work book, by Carl Newport















    * Practicing Deep Work, book training program, by Rick Tellez















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    94. How to build a robotics startup: getting some money to start

    94. How to build a robotics startup: getting some money to start

    This episode is about learning the options you have to get some money to start your startup and what is expected you achieve with that money







    In this podcast series of episodes we are going to explain how to create a robotics startup step by step.







    We are going to learn how to select your co-founders, your team, how to look for investors, how to test your ideas, how to get customers, how to reach your market, how to build your product… Starting from zero, how to build a successful robotics startup.







    I’m Ricardo Tellez, CEO and co-founder of The Construct startup, a robotics startup at which we deliver the best learning experience to become a ROS Developer, that  is, to learn how to program robots with ROS.







    Our company is already 5 years long, we are a team of 10 people  working  around the world. We have more than 100.000 students, and tens of Universities around the world use our online academy to provide the teaching environment to their students. 







    We have bootstrapped our startup, but we also (unsuccessfully) tried getting investors. We have done a few pivots and finally ended at the point that we are right now. 







    With all this experience, I’m going to teach you how to build your own startup. And we are going to go through the process by creating ourselves another startup, so you can see in the path how to  create your own. So you are going to witness the creation of such robotics startup.







    Subscribe to the podcast using any of the following methods







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    93. Using Unity with ROS, with Sarah Gibson

    93. Using Unity with ROS, with Sarah Gibson

    I would like to dedicate this episode to people that test their code in simulation prior to go to the real robot. That is the way guys. If you don’t test first on the simulation, you can break the robot or harm somebody with your untested code. So the procedure is always, test on simulation until it works there. Then test on the real robot. I know, we all want to test directly on the robot because is cooler, but, we don’t neither like to do unit tests but we do them, right?!?!? So…







    Today we are going to learn how we can use amazing Unity powered simulations with ROS controllers.







    Want to learn from the best ROS Developers of the world?







    Then you cannot miss the 4th ROS Developers Day 2021, a full day of ROS practice delivered by the best ROS programmers of the world.







    The conference is completely practical. 12 hours full of ROS practice from the comfort of your home. Check it out here.















    Now let me introduce you Sarah Gibson, Senior Engineering Manager, Robotics | Unity Technologies. She is going to talk with me about using Unity in robotics development, and specially in using ROS and Unity to build ROS based robot simulations.







    Welcome to the podcast Sarah!







    Related links







    * Follow Sarah on LinkedIn* Unity * Unity software for download* Unity asset store with many worlds and elements already made* Unity-ROS packages* How to use Unity with ROS* URDF Importer of the robot model from ROS model to Unity model* Learn about Unity







    Subscribe to the podcast using any of the following methods







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    92. ROS in Space with Allison Thackston

    92. ROS in Space with Allison Thackston

    Let me introduce you Allison Thackston one of the engineers developing some parts of Robonaut. Her ROS code was running out on space! Today she is here to talk about her experience shipping code to Space.







    Want to be the one creating the robots that will go to Mars?!?







    Then, start by taking our ROS learning path for beginners.







    But before going into that, let me remind you about our ROS online academy. Yes, at the Construct we have created an online academy named The Robot Ignite Academy which contains a ROS learning path for beginners. The path is composed by:







    * Linux for Robotics* Python for Robotics* ROS Basic Concepts* Understanding TF* URDF for modeling robots* ROS Control* Build your own robot and ROSify it… and become a ROS Developer!







    Some other robotics theory courses included are:







    * Using OpenAI algorithms with ROS* Mobile robots kinematics* Arm robot kinematics* Robot dynamics and control* Kalman Filters for robotics* Deep Learning for Robotics







    Of course all our courses are based on practice with simulated robots! (theory+practice)







    Related links







    * Follow Allison on Linkedin* Allison’s personal page* Allison’s talk at ROSCON 2014









    [ROSCon 2014] Allison Thackston: ROS in space from Open Robotics on Vimeo.







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    91. How to build a robotics startup: getting the team right

    91. How to build a robotics startup: getting the team right

    This episode is about understanding why you can’t build your startup alone, and some criteria to properly select your co-founders.







    In this podcast series of episodes we are going to explain how to create a robotics startup step by step.







    We are going to learn how to select your co-founders, your team, how to look for investors, how to test your ideas, how to get customers, how to reach your market, how to build your product… Starting from zero, how to build a successful robotics startup.







    I’m Ricardo Tellez, CEO and co-founder of The Construct startup, a robotics startup at which we deliver the best learning experience to become a ROS Developer, that  is, to learn how to program robots with ROS.







    Our company is already 5 years long, we are a team of 10 people  working  around the world. We have more than 100.000 students, and tens of Universities around the world use our online academy to provide the teaching environment to their students. 







    We have bootstrapped our startup, but we also (unsuccessfully) tried getting investors. We have done a few pivots and finally ended at the point that we are right now. 







    With all this experience, I’m going to teach you how to build your own startup. And we are going to go through the process by creating ourselves another startup, so you can see in the path how to  create your own. So you are going to witness the creation of such robotics startup.







    Subscribe to the podcast using any of the following methods







    * ROS Developers Podcast on iTunes* ROS Developers Podcast on Stitcher* ROS Developers Podcast on Spotify







    Or watch the video

    90. Sina Interviews Ricardo About Basic Concepts of ROS

    90. Sina Interviews Ricardo About Basic Concepts of ROS

    In this episode, Ricardo is the one interviewed. Sina Pourghodrat is a Surgical Robotics Software Engineer who on his spare time runs a Youtube channel about Robotics and how to become a roboticist.







    He wanted to interview Ricardo in order to introduce ROS to his audience, and let them know of the importance of it when building robots.







    Related links







    * Follow Sina on LinkedIn* Sina’s Youtube channel: Robotix with Sina







    Subscribe to the podcast using any of the following methods







    * ROS Developers Podcast on iTunes* ROS Developers Podcast on Stitcher* ROS Developers Podcast on Spotify







    Or watch the video

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