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Handling ROS Tutorial in IROS2012 (2012-10-07)


This tutorial provides a hands-on introduction to ROS - Robotic Operating System - and its use for robot in-hand manipulation.

The speakers are currently using ROS for research and development on autonomy and dexterity with robot hands for manipulation and grasping. Many of those activities are supported by international projects (e.g. European project HANDLE - Developmental pathway towards autonomy and dexterity in robot in-hand). ROS was a natural choice for the integrated work in the robotic in-hand object manipulation system, integrating perception using the Kinect sensor and tactile sensing, and control of the robotic arm and the SHADOW robotic hand. The speakers at the tutorial will provide practical case studies and examples, and bringing along some hardware to showcase and eventually test the attendees’ tutorial code.

As an outcome of this tutorial, attendees will have a basic knowledge on how to use ROS for manipulation, experience practical cases related with perception and action for robotic in-hand object manipulation, and also have a good insight on how ROS can be used as a software development tool in the context a of a robotics research team.

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HANDLE representation in Robocity12 event


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HANDLE had representation within the event "RoboCity12: Robots para los ciudadanos" (Robots for the people), hosted by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (School of Industrial Engineering - ETSII) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, gathered nearly 40 robots for two days, June 7 - 8, 2012.

The objective was to present the most recent advances in robotics that have been developed in the Community of Madrid, as well as the main innovations that have appeared on the national and international scenes.

The event was organized by RoboCity2030, a consortium coordinated by Carlos III University of Madrid.

More information.

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Third Review Meeting

HANDLE’s third Review meeting took place in Paris, last May. The Project Officer in charge of the project at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Information Society and Media (DGINFSO), along with three independent experts assessed the progress made 3 years into the project. They took this opportunity to ask questions  to the representatives of the HANDLE consortium and assessed the displayed demonstrations.



Photos workshop Benicassim

The HANDLE training workshop for young researchers and Ph.D. students involved in the project was organized during the 8 and 9 in Benicassim at a short distance from Castellón (Spain).  Speakers and students from other EU projects were invited to contribute to the event. From the GRASP project Dr. Antonio Morales contributed to as an external speaker to one of the sessions. Students from 2 other FP7 projects have attended the workshop and presented their work as part of the organized poster sessions (See program and presented material).


Updated video section. Added video of UC3M interview
Updated style of video section page and divided in subsections, a section of HANDLE videos and a section of interviews. Added video of "Scientists at UC3M are participating in research on the robotic hand of the future".
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