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!