In this webinar, John Pineros will give a brief introduction to ROS, where it can be found in research/industry along with some considerations you, as the researcher, should make when deciding what components of ROS are applicable for your application. QUARC’s python support, as shown in Murtaza Bohra’s webinar, will be used to design a custom ROS node as a demonstration of how QUARC and ROS can be combined. Lastly Quanser’s QCar will be used to demonstrate a custom ROS package configured for autonomous mobile robotics research.
John Pineros is part of Quanser’s R&D Academic Applications team, which develops content for teaching undergraduate controls concepts as well as research examples for our studio offerings. Over 5 years, John has been involved with training end users on how to set up and use Quanser’s Autonomous Vehicles Research studio, as well as developing ROS examples for the initial release of Quanser’s Self-Driving Car Research Studio. John has also represented Quanser internationally at tradeshows.
John holds an M.Eng from the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department at the University of Toronto where he specialized in Autonomous Unmanned Systems.