Using OpenAI with ROS

Using OpenAI with ROS

  OpenAI has released the Gym, a toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms. That toolkit is a huge opportunity for speeding up the progress in the creation of better reinforcement algorithms, since it provides an easy way of...
The Need For Robotics Standards

The Need For Robotics Standards

  Last week I was talking to one lead engineer of a Singapore company which is building a benchmarking system for robot solutions. Having seen my presentation at ROSCON2016 about robot benchmarking, he asked me how would I benchmark solutions that are non-ROS...
ROS Q&A | ROS Package Testing (Part 1)

ROS Q&A | ROS Package Testing (Part 1)

Hello Developer! In the last years, unit testing has become more popular in a lot of programming languages. It’s a very useful practice to any kind of program or project. The problem is “How do I start testing?”. If you have already a project that...
ROS Q&A | Treating quaternions for 2D navigation

ROS Q&A | Treating quaternions for 2D navigation

Are you having problems to make your robot navigate because of the kind of data you have to treat? It’s very common to get stuck when we have to work with quaternions, instead of RPY angles. Quaternions are used in robotics to represent the rotation, in 3 axis,...