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Robot Operating System Industrial (ROS-I)


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses, SkillsFuture Series - i4.0

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  • Course Date:

    10 Oct 2022 to 13 Oct 2022
  • Registration Period:

    08 Sep 2022 to 24 Sep 2022
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Day 1 to 3: 10 to 12 Sep (SP) Day 4: 13 Sep (ARTC)
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

This course is created in collaboration with ROS-Industrial Asia Pacific Consortium that is promoting the next generation of robotic products and solutions, supporting the robotics industry and community in Asia Pacific with workshops, events and training related to ROS.

Course Objective

The course provides participants with the state-of-art skills required to setup a ROS platform and configure various functions of the ROS. They will have hands-on experience in using Linux (Ubuntu) and the advanced ROS platform. Besides that, participants are exposed to an extensive use of practical exercises. They will also learn how to integrate the ROS platform into an industrial robot application & the various concepts of robotics such as perception, manipulation and path planning. Upon course completion, the participants will be equipped with the skills to integrate these technologies through the ROS platform.

Course Outline

Course’s Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
• Integrate various robotics technologies through ROS 
• Develop a complex robotics system in ROS
• Deploy the ROS system with physical robots

Topics to be covered

1. Setup PC

1. Introduction to Ubuntu GUI
2. The Linux File System
3. The Linux Terminal
4. Altering Files
5. Job Management

1. Services
2. Actions
3. Launch Files
4. Parameters

1. Introduction to URDF
2. Workcell XACRO
3. Transforms using TF
4. Build a MoveIt! Package
5. Motion Planning using RViz

1. Motion Planning using C++
2. Introduction to Descartes
3. Introduction to Perception

1. Implementation of pipeline connecting perception with motion planning
2. Concepts using Cartesian and STOMP-based path planning
3. Simulation of pipeline in RViz
4. Validation of pipeline using physical robot cell

Minimum Requirements

• Programming skills – C++ 
• Basic knowledge and operation of Linux OS

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate
• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Robotics Software Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Systems/Process Engineer, Technical Manager, Technical Lead

*Participants are required to bring own laptop

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $2,500.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $2,250.00 $60.00 $310.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $1,750.00 $60.00 $810.00
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $1,750.00 $60.00 $810.00
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $2,250.00 $60.00 $310.00
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $200.00 $2,700.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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