Here is a short resume of our presentation of the poppy project at the Pycon conference. This conference gathers all the fans of the Python langage.
We meet many scientists, programmers, oss community contributors, robotic scientist, etc.
The web site is : http://www.pycon.fr/2014/
We have been welcomed by Francoise Conil from Université Lyon 1, CNRS, LIRIS ( http://liris.cnrs.fr ) . We would like to thanks her for the organisation of the conference, she took the time to welcome us, to help us, took pictures, big thanks to françoise !!!
We thanks also the people who participated to the code sprint. Big thanks also to the PyconFR organizers
On the 25th of October, Clement Moulin-Frier (Inria Flowers Team) with Patrick Guillaud (Inria D2T team) presented the poppy project, and made a focus on the python libraries pypot & explauto. Many quesitons and interests for the project !
The code sprint
On the 27th, Pierre Rouanet (Inria Flowers Team, author the the Pypot lib), Clement Moulin-Frier (Explauto lib), Stéphane Ribas (Inria D2T team) and Patrick Guillaud were present to drive a code sprint on Poppy.
6 people participated in the programmation of the robot.
We started to install the different tools and libs. We followed the tutorials available directly from the poppy forum. We checked using very simple programs that the software part was working fine
Next, we started to connect some Ergo Robots to the computers of the participants. They started to program them… oopps they discover that sometimes the ergo robot could hurt when doing strong circle mouvements!!! aie!!
We connected also a leap motion to the computer of the participant. They played with their hands (in the air) to control the ergo robots.
Finally, we installed the V-REP simulator, the participants loaded the poppy robot. They installed correctly the V-REP program and played within the simulator !! Youahh!!!
Finally, we demonstrated how to play with the real poppy
It was a very nice conference where we meet people (fablab, university) interested in using Poppy, we are happy as they left the conference with all the tools on their computer: they can play now !
Next conference ?
Open World Forum.
I will publish soon a post about it.