RWTH Certificate Course Robot Operating System (ROS)

Fundamentals of Industrial Robot Navigation

Participants acquire the basics of robot motion sequences and the Robot Operating System (ROS). Based on fundamental communication concepts with robots, they will understand how these can be autonomously localized and navigated in a logistics scenario.

Course Contents

Localization, mapping and motion planning with ROS
Integrating ROS into industrial application fields
Testing the advantages of ROS and ROS-based systems as examples
Application of local and global path planning and collision avoidance
Application in flexible material flow systems with the Robot Operating System (ROS)
Environmental perception of mobile robot systems with various sensor technologies

Group of Participants
Engineers and Computer Scientist from the areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science

The Robot Operating System (ROS) has achieved an impressive influence in research and product development. It contains many open source implementations of common robotics functions and algorithms in areas such as perception, knowledge representation as well as planning and control. With mobile and stationary robotics systems as well as underwater robotics or flying drones, there are few limits to the applicability of the software.

The course takes place on five consecutive days and ends with an exam. Course content is developed and consolidated in interactive lectures, group work, presentations and case studies.

Further information regarding the RWTH certificate course "Robot Operating System (ROS)"

First Day: "Introduction"

  • Demonstration of our ROS based system
  • Linux + ROS Filesystem
  • ROS basics - packages, nodes, topics, publishing, subscribing, services  

Second Day: "Theory and Practical Sessions I"

  • ROS basics - actions services, logging, debugging
  • Practical session ROS

Third Day: "Theory and Practical Sessions II"

  • Gazebo basics - models, worlds
  • Gazebo with ROS - URDF, connect ROS and Gazebo

Fourth Day: "Theory and Practical Sessions III"

  • ROS theory - sensor drivers and hardware drivers

Fifth Day: "Theory and Practical Sessions IV"

  • ROS theory - localisation, mapping, motion planning
  • Exam and Awarding Certificates
Module Overview                   


Study format:
Certificate Course
Date upon request
5 days
Credit points:
2 ECTS (50 h. Workload)
Course fees:
3.200 €

incl. lunch, course documents & accompanying program, excl. accommodation / arrival & departure

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