Google SoC 2011: Robotics Project
The Google Summer of Code 2011 student application deadline is
approaching quickly (April 8th). I would like to draw your attention to
the Fedora Robotics project.
The Fedora Robotics SIG has proposed a project that involves developing
a demonstration application that highlights some of the features of the
Fedora Robotics Suite, a set of packages which has been accepted as
feature into F-15. In particular a GUI application is to be written
which will pose tasks to the user that she has to solve by instructing
the robot. Starting to go somewhere by clicking in the map, to writing a
script following waypoints, and eventually moving an object from one
place in the map to another scripting the robot in Lua.
Some of the features of the Fedora Robotics Suite are the Fawkes robot
software framework (http://www.fawkesrobotics.org), the Player
framework, and the Stage simulator (http://playerstage.sourceforge.net).
For all of these projects upstream developers are part of the SIG
therefore providing a close contact and good chances of getting patches
upstreamed! Some more information is available at
To participate you should have a background in C++ programming and be
willing to dive into the world of robot software. Gtkmm knowledge is a
plus. Since you would work in a simulation environment, no particular
hardware is required.
So maybe you find robots as cool as we do and want to have some fun to
hack a machine to do things in the simulation for you, and maybe later
in the real world. If so please go to http://www.google-melange.com and
file your application for this project with The Fedora Project.
Tim Niemueller <email@example.com> www.niemueller.de
Imagination is more important than knowledge. (Albert Einstein)
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