Alexander Moriarty, Sarah Elliott, Niharika Arora (Fetch Robotics)
This year, Fetch Robotics hosted a competition at ICRA2019 in Montreal. The Competition focused on Mobile Manipulation using the Fetch Robotics Research Platform. We enforced the use of ROS Melodic, and Open Sourcing all the teams code. This talk aims not to sell our research platform: but to discuss future manipulation competitions and why we did yet another one, and discuss the results of this year's competition.
Video presented at ROSCon 2019. More details and slides are available at: roscon.ros.org/2019/.