# Scene from a public workshop at RSJ (Robotics Society of Japan) 2015 annual meeting.
Purpose: Brief introductory course for the Rethink Robotics’s Baxter Research Robot (for research), which came out in 2012 targeting mid-small class businesses while achieving low-price and revolutionary safety. Participants will experience the state-of-the-art mechanism and operational interface of the robot, as well as the high-end features such as motion planning and perception based on software programming gateway called ROS, a defacto standard framework for research-oriented robots.
Minute hackathon (using Python scripting language. If time allows)
Items to bring
NOT required. Limited number of desktop machines are available. In fact pair-work if you’re coming with your colleague is recommended for better learning.
Intel i5 or above, RAM 4G or above, storage 7G or above, internet connectivity (ethernet or wifi)
We ask you to disable any intra-organizational network setting (e.g. Proxy) and make sure your machine can connect to the internet without them. These things are known to cause issues that might end up affect the workshop progress.
Ubuntu 14.04・ROS Indigo installed. See installation tutorial. (Hydro or any other ROS distro is not recommended in our workshop.
We, TORK, offers workshop for ROS, which is a crucial part of utilizing BRR. Go to this page for more info.
Please look at the calendar and/or the list on the right side of this web page.