[JdeRobot] Fwd: GSOC 2020 - Project #1 Questions

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[JdeRobot] Fwd: GSOC 2020 - Project #1 Questions

Eduardo Perdices-2

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From: David Venegas <[hidden email]>
Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 10:06 AM
Subject: GSOC 2020 - Project #1 Questions
To: <[hidden email]>, <[hidden email]>

Hi! My name it's David Venegas, I'm a computer science student at Buenos Aires University and a Python Developer in IoT (part-time). My main areas of Interest are Robotics, Computer Vision and IoT. I have participated in robotics competition (Micromouse category) and I have been coding in python for about 2 years now, and 3 in C++. I also have experience as teaching assistant.

Although I now I'm applying late this year to gsoc (first-time). I'm very interested in JdeRobot Projects, especially the #1 regarding OpenCV exercises for Robotics. I have been working on the challenges for the last week but I have not submitted the google form yet as I'm still finishing some small details. I didn't email you before as the instructions said to first submit the challenges but I considered it time wise to reach early due to the short time remaining and Spain timezone and daylight . 

I would be making my proposal today, I wanted to first ask a few questions to better understand the project scope and optimize my time to prepare the best project possible. 

First, I would like to know about the complexity scope and difficulty of the exercises, I think the ideal will be going from easy to advanced, but maybe you would like to start at intermediate. Would we be following the standard as in https://jderobot.github.io/RoboticsAcademy/exercises/ ?

Would you like to add machine learning to some exercises? (segmentation for example)
I saw the expected outcome are Ros based exercises involving Computer Vision but that Ros2 would be explored too. What would be your expectations regarding Ros2? I know the basics of Ros2 and I also have some friends working at OSRF. I though maybe it would be plausible to attempt an exercise using it. I would love to hear your opinions.

Any other hint about the project scope would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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