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Keynote Speaker of ROS Developers Conference
James Carroll

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clarkson University

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 About James Carroll:

Dr. Carroll helped found and has advised Clarkson's FIRST Robotics Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design (SPEED) team, Number 229: Division by Zero, since its inception in 1998. He has instructed the Robotics Module of the Horizons Program administered by Clarkson's Institutional Diversity Initiatives and Pipeline Programs for two weeks during each summer since 2000. He was the PI on a 1994 National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) grant funded for three years at $96,402 entitled "An Integrated Modular Design Laboratory for Electrical Engineers," that utilized Matlab/Simulink and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology to enhance the senior Electrical Engineering design experience. He is a Co-PI of the Clarkson Inventor's Institute, initially funded by a three year NCIIA grant in 2001, to promote and support innovative ideas and help spark job growth/creation in the North Country by allowing Clarkson University students to take on engineering design projects proposed by local residents, businesses, or community groups. He is currently a Co-PI on a 2003 National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) grant (DUE-0311075) funded for three years at $133,602 entitled "Hands-on Learning in Engineering, " designed to create a common Freshman year engineering laboratory experience within Clarkson's Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. He is also the PI of a 2005 P&G Fund curriculum development grant funded for three years at $150,000 entitled "Multidisciplinary Projects Course in Virtual Product Development," which involve the use of Virtual Reality technology to experience products and packaging as a means of test marketing without having to produce actual prototypes and concurrent to the overall engineering design process.

Title and Abstract of the Speech 

Using ROS to Teach Undergraduate Robotics Courses

About the tutorial:

This hands-on tutorial will discuss how ROS is being used to teach a two-sequence set of upper-level undergraduate robotics courses at Clarkson University: one focusing on mobile robotics, the other on robot manipulators. A Clarkson developed robotics kit with readily available parts common to each course will be introduced and participants will learn via brief hands-on exercises how course concepts are simulated using ROS and then implemented in real-time using ROS and embedded BeagleBone® Blue hardware. Topics explored will include:

(1) how to develop custom robot models and environments,

(2) how to implement basic robot control algorithms for simple mobile robots and robot manipulators based on a reconfigurable kit of parts, and

(3) how these concepts extend to robotic systems the “real” (non-academic) world.


Conference Registration

Registration Fee

Until 7 May, 2018

€ 50

Until 4 July, 2018

€ 65

If you are Annual Subscription paying user of Robot Ignite Academy or ROS Development Studio:

Free registration fee

Conference fees include:

Access to the conference LIVE streaming 

Full-access to the ROS Development studio during the conference

Full-access to the online chat tool with all participants and ROS experts

A copy of the ROS Developers Guide e-book

✓ Access to all packages with pre-defined code

There are only 500 seats for the conference, which are served on a FIFS basis. We will sent you the confirmation of participation (via email) only if we have received your payment within 1 day after registration.

You also can pay by bank transfer:

Transfer beneficiary: THE CONSTRUCT SIM

IBAN: ES86 1465 0120 3119 0040 7738


Specification: RDC2018 + Full Name

If you want to cancel your registration, please send us a written request via email before June 30th.

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