Jeremie (aka "artivis") is a Robotics and (enthusiast) ROS1-2/c++ Software Engineer at Canonical - the company behind Ubuntu.
5 May 2023
Historically ROS has been developed on top of Ubuntu, relying on the distribution as a stable base providing tools (like GCC, CMake, Python to name a few) and libraries (such as Boost, Eigen, PCL) and following its release cycle (a distribution per year, an LTS every two years). This synergy has worked great for more ...
5 August 2022
We’ve recently celebrated the release of ROS 2 Humble Hawksbill with a post detailing how to get started developing for the new release in containers. In addition, we shared an overview of the new features included with this new release, particularly its enhanced security features. This week we are tackling the logical next step in ...
10 June 2021
In this post, we will see how to wire up an HC-SR04 range sensor to the Raspberry Pi Pico and publish its readings to the ROS 2 graph using micro-ROS. This builds upon the previous post ‘Getting started with micro-ROS on the Raspberry Pi Pico’. As such, I’d encourage you to read it first if ...
25 March 2021
In this post we will see how the Raspberry Pi Pico can natively speak to a ROS2 graph using micro-ROS. We will set up a project in VSCode, compile and upload it to the microcontroller. We thus assume that you are somewhat familiar with ROS2 development and VSCode. What is this all about? Running ROS2 ...
3 July 2020
In this post, we will see how we can containerize our home in LXD simply managing our personal configuration files – a.k.a. dotfiles. Yeah dotfiles, named after their common ~/.my_config form, you know, all of those small configuration files lying across our $HOME. In other words, how one can change the house while keeping the ...
12 May 2020
Welcome to part two of our TurtleBot3 set up, namely the turtlebot3c project. In part one, we rearranged the launch files and configuration files of the TurtleBot3 so that we have four entry points to our robot’s functionalities. One per application in our snap. Now it is time to build the snap so that it ...
29 April 2020
If you are a regular reader of our blog, you already know that our team got its hands on some TurtleBot3 robots. In previous posts, we have seen how to build them better, and how to improve the robot’s security with Ubuntu. In this post we will see how to build a snap to get ...
5 September 2019
After exploring some ROS 2 subtleties and implementing some CLI tools we felt were missing, the time has come to get our hands even more dirty. What better way to learn than by doing? C’est en forgeant qu’on devient forgeron Humm, pardon my french, Practice makes perfect To enter the realm of ROS 2 and ...
27 August 2019
After our series of post about ROS 2 CLI tools (1, 2), we continue exploring the ROS 2 realm taking a look at ROS 2 components and more specifically, how they compare to plugins. spoiler alert: Long story short, components are plugins. Short story long? Is that a thing? Well plugins and components are indeed ...
7 August 2019
Following our previous post on ROS 2 CLI (Command Line Interface), we will see here how one can extend the set of existing CLI tools by introducing a new command and its related verb(s). As support for this tutorial, we will create a ‘Hello World’ example so that the new command will be hello and ...
21 June 2019
Disclosure: read the post until the end, a surprise awaits you! Moving from ROS 1 to ROS 2 can be a little overwhelming.It is a lot of (new) concepts, tools and a large codebase to get familiar with. And just like many of you, I am getting started with ROS 2. One of the central ...