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Our Mission is to foster the development and facilitate the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge in Robotics and Automation that benefits members, the profession and humanity.” The Oregon IEEE RAS Chapter places an emphasis on sharing technical knowledge. In particular, we focus on projects with the ROS (Robot Operating System). 

ROS is an industrial and research grade robot framework robot navigation research and in the Turtlebot educational system. Understanding ROS requires good computing skills, a knowledge using a high level language in an Ubuntu development environment, and an ability to understand how large software systems fit together. We sponsor and develop open labs and workshops to develop understanding.

Exploring ROS                                                                                  

ROS (Robot Operating System) workshops and presentations are targeted on active and retired professionals who want to advance their experience and have fun. We will learn the ROS frame and how to leverage its core software architecture, for example, it publish and subscribe architecture. We will learn how to integrate well known software components, such as, navigation, mapping, vision, and machine learning. Along the way we will become familiar with the hardware that supports the software components


Support High School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams

Oregon RAS support a Benson High FTC Benson team through a girls training robot build. One goal was to create a safe girls working environment. The provided RAS with another training robot that is capable of teaching students how to use TensorFlow to support Java programming. In the following year we supported a De Las Salle High School team in their use of Hushklens. It is an AI vision sensor that abstracts object detection within a single camera device. On the right two Del La Salle girls are demonstrating how to use the vision sensor in the FTC competition to another team's coach. By teaching a team how to use a capable, fun and inexpensive sensor a change of learning has been started that extends beond the original target team.