ROS2 Robotic Manipulation Operations* (32 HOURS)

ROS-Industrial_ROS2 Robotic Manipulation Operations
*This is a non-WSQ module.


Robot Operating System (ROS) is a hardware-agnostic middleware framework that enables communication between various devices. It is an intuitive and modular communication framework that has gained widespread adoption among robot users in the last decade. It offers great benefits in terms of congregating organisations and engineers around the world with an open platform, common architecture, tools, as well as ready-to-use modules to create advanced robotics solutions efficiently and affordably.

ROS-Industrial is an open-sourced project that extends the advanced capabilities of ROS to industrial-relevant hardware and applications. As a Consortium, part of its mission is to accelerate the development and adoption of ROS by providing technical support and training to facilitate the continued adoption in the industry.

The ROS2 Robotic Manipulation course strongly emphasizes the Learn-Through-Application approach. During the intensive 4-day training sessions, participants will receive the necessary tools to understand the theoretical concepts of robotic manipulation. They will have opportunities to apply these concepts in classroom exercises, reinforcing their learning.

About this Programme

At the end of the course, participants will have a practical working knowledge of applying various open source packages including Moveit2 and ROS2 control to design a manipulation system in simulation and demonstrate it with physical robot manipulators. The course offers the following:

  • Introduction to Moveit2
    • Understanding Moveit Concepts
    • Hands-on with Moveit2 Setup Assistant to create a simple manipulation environment
    • Learn how to customize Moveit for specific workflow
    • Working with Moveit on Code (C++)

  • Introduction to ROS2 Control
  • Introduction to Robot drivers and Robot Hardware

    • Understand the structure of a driver
    • Running a ROS 2 Driver (UR ROS 2 Driver)
    • Basic Training on how to use a Universal Robot
    • Running a manipulation workflow on a physical Robot

Who Should Attend

This course is relevant for individuals working as a/an:

  • Production Managers
  • Production Engineers
  • Automation Engineers
  • Automation System Developers
  • Professionals involved in production planning, process and line automation
  • Robot Enthusiasts
  • Robotic Researchers

Course Outline

Course Outline

The programme employs the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, where fundamental knowledge and principles taught will be reinforced with hands-on practices.

Day 1
  • ROS2 Manipulation basics (Moveit2 & Motion Planning)
Day 2
  • ROS2 TF2 and ROS2 Control Framework (Basics, Manager and Controllers)
Day 3
  • Introduction to ROS2 Robot drivers and hands-on with Universal Robot 3E
Day 4
  • Assessment (with physical robot arm)

Upon Completion of This Course


Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech and/or ARTC if they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full courses fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Applicants should either (1) have a ROS 2 Basics Completion Certification from ROS-Industrial or (2) with experience and competency in ROS2 Basics (with understanding of publishers, services, actions as well as the ability to create a ROS 2 Package) for acceptance into the course. For (2), the applicants must complete a pre-requisites assessment.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this course is $3,200 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above (MCES) ² SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
$1046.40 $406.40$406.40
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.


  • The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.
  •  All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.


SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

SME-sponsored Trainees:

  • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
  • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman. 

Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are NOT eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.


SkillsFuture Credit

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How course fees are calculated

International Participants Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and aboveSME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) 
Not applicable for SkillsFuture FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
 Full Course Fee $3,200$3,200$3,200  $3,200
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($2,240) ($2,880) ($2,880)
Nett Course Fee$3,200  $960$320 $320
GST 9%
$288 $86.40* $86.40* $86.40*
Total Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$3,488 $1046.40$406.40$406.40
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Mr Glenn TAN,

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms Sheila Suppiah,


  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
  • For the first question, please select "Modular Programmes".
  • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
  • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.
Note: Applicants must meet the course’s additional pre-requisites to be allowed to submit their registrations. For more information, please refer to this course's pre-requisites section.


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  • ROS-Industrial: ROS2 Robotic Manipulation Operations (32 hours)
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Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.


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