2 posts with the open-source tag
13. Open Source Robot Navigation, with Steve Macenski
In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Steve Macenski, who is the Open Source Robotics Engineering Lead at Samsung Research America. Steve leads the Nav2 project, which is an open source robot navigation framework. In this conversation, they talk about the problem and challenges of robot navigation, how Nav2 works at a high level, hybrid planners, and about Steve’s experience working with the Nav2 community.
33. Simulate What You Want and Not What You Don't with Gazebo, with Louise Poubel
In this episode of the Sense Think Act Podcast, host Audrow Nash interviews Louise Poubel, former lead of the Gazebo project and current Simulation Lead of Zipline. The conversation covers a range of topics, including the role of Gazebo, an open-source 3D robotics simulator, its comparison to other simulators, and its efforts to be more accessible to beginners. They also discuss the use of simulation in Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning, the challenges in the field of simulation, and its application with physical robots. Louise shares her insights on the future of robotics, the importance of open-source projects, and the...