ICRA Update: One Week to Go, Preparing Tutorials and SDKs​

ICRA Update: One Week to Go, Preparing Tutorials and SDKs

We’re looking forward to our workshop on May 27th at ICRA the premier robotics conference, IEEE’s International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Philadelphia!

We encourage anyone who is interested in building robotic systems to come meet or visit us in Philadelphia during the ICRA week.  If you can’t be in Philadelphia sign up for complimentary virtual attendance and join us virtually on Gather.Town (we will be supporting both in-person and virtual attendees). We will also be there for the full week so feel free to reach out to us to set up a meeting. We would like to meet you, visit your booth, or share a coffee and discuss next-generation robotics.

Tutorials are Now Available!

Our workshop session is aimed at providing multiple levels of engagement – from brief overviews of how to solve complex real-world navigation problems, through to trying the trying the tutorial code snippets for your self. Everything is available on the NavAbility App page if you want to take an earlier peek!

Upgrading SDKs for Tutorials

We are working hard to provide “zero install” and local install options for visitors.  We are also improving our SDKs for easier and better interfacing from different programming languages like Python.  Our ICRA tutorials will also show how our SDKs can readily be integrated into your existing software stack, and make the features of our technology readily available with the least amount of effort.

Who Should Attend

We encourage robotic system developers, integrators, OEM and sensor manufacturers, navigation system experts, and project leads alike will find this Workshop insightful and constructive.  We also encourage researchers in simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) to visit.

Stay Tuned

We will be updating our ICRA Landing Page.  See you in Philadelphia May 23rd – 27th!  Reach out, follow us, or subscribe to our feeds for more info!

How can we help?

Let us know if you have any specific questions relating to our Technology, or Company, or Challenging problems you have encountered relating to Navigation / Localization / Mapping.  We want to help!

Contact us

Find out how we can help you in your navigation journey

Visit us at the NASA LSIC 2022 Spring Meeting!

Visit us the NASA LSIC 2022 Spring Meeting

The Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium, a NASA Lunar Innovation Initiative, is hosting its Spring meeting this week.  NavAbility is presenting at the event and will be engaged with breakout sessions.  Come visit us at the event to learn how we are enabling more capable, distributed, and robust robotic technologies through hybrid open and platform software!

This event is a great opportunity to connect with a community of experts in a variety of advanced robotic technologies, and learn about the ongoing innovation from industry, academia, private, and national lab groups.  See you there on 4-5 May at John Hopkins APL, Lauren, MD, USA!

PDF, NavAbility Poster 2022 with Hyperlinks

How can we help?

Let us know if you have any specific questions relating to our Technology, or Company, or Challenging problems you have encountered relating to Navigation / Localization / Mapping.  We want to help!

Contact us

Find out how we can help you in your navigation journey

New YouTube video: Easily using camera data for navigation and localization

New YouTube video: Easily using camera data for navigation and localization

You have a camera on your robot… but now what?

We’re starting the discussion on how to convert camera data into information that can be used for navigation and localization.

Next up: Loop closures and why that’s the crux of a robust navigation solution!

References:
* Edwin Olson’s AprilTags paper: https://april.eecs.umich.edu/media/pdfs/olson2011tags.pdf
* C/C++ library: https://github.com/AprilRobotics/apriltag
* A Python library: https://github.com/duckietown/lib-dt-apriltags
* Julia library: https://github.com/JuliaRobotics/AprilTags.jl

We’re all learning here, so please feel free to comment about other good wrappers of the AprilTags library!

New YouTube video: Factor graphs and their importance in robotics

New YouTube video: Factor graphs and their importance in robotics

We promised to have a conversation on all things robotics, and a great place to start that conversation is on factor graphs. This is the topic of your second video on the NavAbility YouTube channel, which is embedded below.

We also love communication, so If you have a topic in mind please comment on the videos or email us at info@navability.io.

Announcing our YouTube channel on all things robotics!

Announcing our YouTube channel and Livestream on all things robotics!

We’re excited to announce our NavAbility YouTube channel on all things robotics!

We’ll dive into interesting topics about robots, sensors, navigation, and coordination – the “what to expect when you’re expecting a robot” for everyone from commercial users through to home hobbyists. Jim will also be doing a YouTube Live stream to discuss the last video, answer questions, and talk about industry news.

Subscribe the NavAbility YouTube channel to follow us as we release these discussions. We also love communication, so If you have a topic in mind please comment on the videos or email us at info@navability.io.