International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

The 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014) will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 14–18, 2014. The program will integrate workshops and tutorials, plenaries, mini-plenaries, interactive sessions, exhibits, robot demonstrations, an industrial innovation showcase, and social activities for attendees and guests. For more information visit 


Title: Robot Operating System (ROS) Support from MATLAB 
Speakers: Ren Sang Nah (MathWorks), and Yanliang Zhang (MathWorks) 
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 
Time: 1:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. 
Abstract: In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how MATLAB® interacts with the Robot Operating System (ROS) using a new I/O Package. The package provides an API for creating ROS nodes in MATLAB that operate and communicate based on ROS’s publisher/subscriber mechanism. The ROS I/O Package has the following key features:
(1) Enable creation of ROS nodes, publishers, and subscribers directly from MATLAB; 
(2) Enable creation of ROS messages from MATLAB; 
(3) Enable publishers to publish MATLAB data to their advertised topics; 
(4) Enable subscribers to execute arbitrary, user-defined MATLAB functions when messages are received; 
(5) Enable launching of a ROS Master in MATLAB. In addition, we will also demonstrate how to develop robotics applications with TurtleBot, Husky from Clearpath Robotics and Baxter from Rethink Robotics inside MATLAB using this I/O. 

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Locations & Dates

Booth 108
Chicago, IL
14 Sep 2014