Do you guys intend to get magni working on ROS2 soon? Any dates to that as well? Mind if I took a look at the development?
We do want to get Magni working on ROS2, but we have not made any concrete plans to do this yet.
If you would like to contribute, I think some good candidates to start with are
Lead Software Engineer
As an aside https://github.com/linorobot/linorobot2 looks like a solid project.
Perhaps you could add a Magini support layer to that project rather than starting from scratch?
We are already talking to Pito at Brandeis University about writing a curriculum. ROS 2 is also being planned, but first we need to get ARM64 Noetic out the door.
If you want to get a jumpstart or help us along, take a shot at converting raspicam_node or move_basic to ROS 2.
What did you think of the suggestion of collaborating with Linorobot2? They already have a working Navigation2 stack.
Well perhaps, though using the ros1_bridge we can simply run our existing stack without any real changes required outright, with only the camera and motor controller being ROS2 native.