This site is designed to provide a showcase for robots using ROS.
Who can contribute?
Anyone can contribute to the site. However, it is expected that the majority of contributors will be the robot manufacturers or ROS integration maintainers.
What content should be on the site?
This site is designed to be a portal for discovery and comparison of robots with publicly documented ROS interfaces.
Developer documentation should remain on the ROS wiki, usually ‘http://wiki.ros.org/Robots/RobotName’. Where
RobotName is substituted for your robot’s name.
Pages on this site should not be the primary reference for a robot. It should have its own website with the majority of its marketing and promotional content.
Robots may be promoted to the spotlight on the home page. To inquire about being promoted please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
How to contribute
Please open a pull request on github to add a robot or make an update to the site.
Documentation on how the site is setup can be found below.
Guidelines for contributions
- Make sure to follow the tagging conventions.
- Do not spam the site with small variants of robot names. Only have one entry per major version; a model upgrade should not generate a new page.
- Keep the look and feel of the overall site, but feel free to customize within the framework.
- When you commit changes please do not include the url change in
main.cssis generated by gulp when you run the site. For the site to be rendered on github pages the css has to be committed into the repo. So any time you change a style file, please also commit the generated css.
Procedure for adding a new robot.
You will need to create a new post. There’s a script add_robot.py which will fill in a template by prompting you.
- Python 3
‘sudo apt install python3-empy’ or
pip3 install empy
- Fork this repository on GitHub
- Checkout your fork.
- Create a new branch with your robot’s name.
- In the repository run
python3 add_robot.pyand follow the prompts.
- Add the icons and images into the directories as guided by the script. Icons should be 80x80px, Images at least 600px
- Fill in additional details in the generated post.
- Commit the changes with a descriptive commit message.
- Push the branch back to your fork.
- Open a pull request for review.
There is a script to run this site locally inside docker.
To make use of this you must have docker installed.
You can then open http://localhost:3000 in your browser to view the site. The page in the browser will automatically refresh when files are changed.
test_site.bash script must be restarted if
_config.yml is changed. Kill the script with
Ctrl-C the test_site.bash and rerun it. Then reload the page in your browser.
About the backend
This site is based on the Cards Jekyll Template more information is in the orig.contributing.md.