Robot Operating System Industrial (ROS-I)

Course Date:
Intake 4 : 24 Aug 2020 to 27 Aug 2020

Registration Period:
01 Aug to 19 Aug 2020

32 hours / 4 days

8:30am to 5:30pm

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

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’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


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

Suitable for

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

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

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

Award / 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

Course Fees payable:


Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above
(incl. GST)(incl. GST)(incl. GST)(incl. GST

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

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)
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b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
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PACE Academy

c) Cheques
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Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

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

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