ROS Robotics By Example

Author: Carol Fairchild,Dr. Thomas L. Harman

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785286706

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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Bring life to your robot using ROS robotic applications About This Book This book will help you boost your knowledge of ROS and give you advanced practical experience you can apply to your ROS robot platforms This is the only book that offers you step-by-step instructions to solidify your ROS understanding and gain experience using ROS tools From eminent authors, this book offers you a plethora of fun-filled examples to make your own quadcopter, turtlebot, and two-armed robots Who This Book Is For If you are a robotics developer, whether a hobbyist, researchers or professional, and are interested in learning about ROS through a hands-on approach, then this book is for you. You are encouraged to have a working knowledge of GNU/Linux systems and Python. What You Will Learn Get to know the fundamentals of ROS and apply its concepts to real robot examples Control a mobile robot to navigate autonomously in an environment Model your robot designs using URDF and Xacro, and operate them in a ROS Gazebo simulation Control a 7 degree-of-freedom robot arm for visual servoing Fly a quadcopter to autonomous waypoints Gain working knowledge of ROS tools such as Gazebo, rviz, rqt, and Move-It Control robots with mobile devices and controller boards In Detail The visionaries who created ROS developed a framework for robotics centered on the commonality of robotic systems and exploited this commonality in ROS to expedite the development of future robotic systems. From the fundamental concepts to advanced practical experience, this book will provide you with an incremental knowledge of the ROS framework, the backbone of the robotics evolution. ROS standardizes many layers of robotics functionality from low-level device drivers to process control to message passing to software package management. This book provides step-by-step examples of mobile, armed, and flying robots, describing the ROS implementation as the basic model for other robots of these types. By controlling these robots, whether in simulation or in reality, you will use ROS to drive, move, and fly robots using ROS control. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide with hands-on examples of ROS robots, both real and in simulation.
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ROS Robotics By Example, Second Edition

Author: Carol Fairchild,Thomas L. Harman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788479592

Category: Computers

Page: 484

View: 7934

Learning how to build and program your own robots with the most popular open source robotics programming frameworkAbout This Book* Get to know the fundamentals of ROS and apply its concepts to real examples* Learn how to write robotics applications without getting bogged down in hardware problems* Learn to implement best practices in ROS development Who This Book Is ForThis book is for robotic enthusiasts, researchers and professional robotics engineers who would like to build robot applications using ROS. It gives the robotics beginner and the ROS newbie an immensely practical introduction to robot building and robotics application coding. Basic knowledge of GNU/Linux and the ability to write simple applications is assumed, but no robotics knowledge, practical or theoretical, is needed.What You Will Learn* Control a robot without requiring a PhD in robotics* Simulate and control a robot arm* Control a flying robot* Send your robot on an independent mission* Learning how to control your own robots with external devices* Program applications running on your robot* Extend ROS itself* Extend ROS with the MATLAB Robotics System ToolboxIn DetailROS is a robust robotics framework that works regardless of hardware architecture or hardware origin. It standardizes most layers of robotics functionality from device drivers to process control and message passing to software package management.But apart from just plain functionality, ROS is a great platform to learn about robotics itself and to simulate, as well as actually build, your first robots. This does not mean that ROS is a platform for students and other beginners; on the contrary, ROS is used all over the robotics industry to implement flying, walking and diving robots, yet implementation is always straightforward, and never dependent on the hardware itself.ROS Robotics has been the standard introduction to ROS for potential professionals and hobbyists alike since the original edition came out; the second edition adds a gradual introduction to all the goodness available with the Kinetic Kame release.By providing you with step-by-step examples including manipulator arms and flying robots, the authors introduce you to the new features. The book is intensely practical, with space given to theory only when absolutely necessary. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience on controlling robots with the best possible framework.Style and approachROS Robotics By Example, Second Edition gives the robotics beginner as well as the ROS newbie an immensely practical introduction to robot building and robotics application coding. ROS translates as "robot operating system"; you will learn how to control a robot via devices and configuration files, but you will also learn how to write robot applications on the foundation of this operating system.
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ROS Robotics Projects

Author: Lentin Joseph

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178355472X

Category: Computers

Page: 452

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Build a variety of awesome robots that can see, sense, move, and do a lot more using the powerful Robot Operating System About This Book Create and program cool robotic projects using powerful ROS libraries Work through concrete examples that will help you build your own robotic systems of varying complexity levels This book provides relevant and fun-filled examples so you can make your own robots that can run and work Who This Book Is For This book is for robotic enthusiasts and researchers who would like to build robot applications using ROS. If you are looking to explore advanced ROS features in your projects, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and programming concepts is assumed. What You Will Learn Create your own self-driving car using ROS Build an intelligent robotic application using deep learning and ROS Master 3D object recognition Control a robot using virtual reality and ROS Build your own AI chatter-bot using ROS Get to know all about the autonomous navigation of robots using ROS Understand face detection and tracking using ROS Get to grips with teleoperating robots using hand gestures Build ROS-based applications using Matlab and Android Build interactive applications using TurtleBot In Detail Robot Operating System is one of the most widely used software frameworks for robotic research and for companies to model, simulate, and prototype robots. Applying your knowledge of ROS to actual robotics is much more difficult than people realize, but this title will give you what you need to create your own robotics in no time! This book is packed with over 14 ROS robotics projects that can be prototyped without requiring a lot of hardware. The book starts with an introduction of ROS and its installation procedure. After discussing the basics, you'll be taken through great projects, such as building a self-driving car, an autonomous mobile robot, and image recognition using deep learning and ROS. You can find ROS robotics applications for beginner, intermediate, and expert levels inside! This book will be the perfect companion for a robotics enthusiast who really wants to do something big in the field. Style and approach This book is packed with fun-filled, end-to-end projects on mobile, armed, and flying robots, and describes the ROS implementation and execution of these models.
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Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming

Design, build, and simulate complex robots using the Robot Operating System, 2nd Edition

Author: Lentin Joseph,Jonathan Cacace

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178847452X

Category: Computers

Page: 580

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Discover best practices and troubleshooting solutions when working on ROS Key Features Develop complex robotic applications using ROS to interface robot manipulators and mobile robots Gain insight into autonomous navigation in mobile robots and motion planning in robot manipulators Discover best practices and troubleshooting solutions Book Description In this day and age, robotics has been gaining a lot of traction in various industries where consistency and perfection matter. Automation is achieved via robotic applications and various platforms that support robotics. The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a modular software platform to develop generic robotic applications. This book focuses on the most stable release of ROS (Kinetic Kame), discusses advanced concepts, and effectively teaches you programming using ROS. We begin with aninformative overview of the ROS framework, which will give you a clear idea of how ROS works. During the course of this book, you’ll learn to build models of complex robots, and simulate and interface the robot using the ROS MoveIt! motion planning library and ROS navigation stacks. Learn to leverage several ROS packages to embrace your robot models. After covering robot manipulation and navigation, you’ll get to grips with the interfacing I/O boards, sensors, and actuators of ROS. Vision sensors are a key component of robots, and an entire chapter is dedicated to the vision sensor and image elaboration, its interface in ROS and programming. You’ll also understand the hardware interface and simulation of complex robots to ROS and ROS Industrial. At the end of this book, you’ll discover the best practices to follow when programming using ROS. What you will learn Create a robot model with a seven-DOF robotic arm and a differential wheeled mobile robot Work with Gazebo and V-REP robotic simulator Implement autonomous navigation in differential drive robots using SLAM and AMCL packages Explore the ROS Pluginlib, ROS nodelets, and Gazebo plugins Interface I/O boards such as Arduino, robot sensors, and high-end actuators Simulate and motion plan an ABB and universal arm using ROS Industrial Explore the latest version of the ROS framework Work with the motion planning of a seven-DOF arm using MoveIt! Who this book is for If you are a robotics enthusiast or researcher who want to learn more about building robot applications using ROS, this book is for you. In order to learn from this book, you should have a basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and C++ programming concepts. The book is also excellent for programmers who want to explore the advanced features of ROS.
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Plattform-Kapitalismus

Author: Nick Srnicek

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 386854934X

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Was vereint Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Monsanto, Uber und Airbnb? Sie alle sind Unternehmen, die Hardware und Software für andere bereitstellen, mit dem Ziel, möglichst geschlossene sozio-ökonomische Tech-Systeme zu schaffen. Google kontrolliert die Recherche, Facebook regiert Social Media und Amazon ist führend beim E-Commerce. Doch nicht nur Technologie-Unternehmen bauen Plattformen auf, auch Traditionsfirmen wie Siemens entwickeln ein cloudbasiertes Produktionssystem. Plattformen sind in der Lage, immense Daten zu gewinnen, zu nutzen und zu verkaufen – Monopolisierungstendenzen sind die "natürliche" Folge. Sind wir auf dem Weg in einen digitalen Monopolkapitalismus? Diese Streitschrift ist unerlässlich für alle, die verstehen wollen, wie die mächtigsten technologischen Unternehmen unserer Zeit die globale Ökonomie verändern.
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Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning

13th International Conference, LPNMR 2015, Lexington, KY, USA, September 27-30, 2015. Proceedings

Author: Francesco Calimeri,Giovambattista Ianni,Miroslaw Truszczynski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319232649

Category: Computers

Page: 574

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This volume contains the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning, LPNMR 2015, held in September 2015 in Lexington, KY, USA. The 290long and 11 short papers presented together with 3 invited talks, the paper reporting on the Answer Set Programming competition, and four papers presented by LPNMR student attendees at the doctoral consortium were carefully reviewed and selected from 60 submissions. LPNMR is a forum for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, nonmonotonic reasoning, and knowledge representation. The aim of the LPNMR conferences is to facilitate interactions between researchers interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming languages and database systems, and researchers who work in the areas of knowledge representation and nonmonotonic reasoning.
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A Cooperative SLAM Framework with Efficient Information Sharing over Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Author: Gonçalo dos Santos Martins

Publisher: University of Coimbra

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 82

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As the cost of simple robotic platforms plummets, interest in solutions that explore the cooperation between robotic agents grows. Cooperative techniques enjoy a multitude of advantages over their individual counterparts, namely concerning the solution of easily divisible problems. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is one of the most researched topics in Robotics. It deals with the problem of endowing a mobile robotic platform with the ability to, with no a priori knowledge of the environment, build a representation of its surroundings and, simultaneously, localize itself in it. The exploration of unknown environments seems to be a particularly and intuitively divisible problem, at least at a human level: we simply divide the team into smaller groups, or even into individuals, which explore different areas in the environment. After exploring, the team reassembles and builds a joint representation of the region. However, this approach gives rise to a new set of problems, such as communication, synchronization and information fusion. This work focuses in the solution of these problems, known collectively as Multi-Robot SLAM. We propose a novel software solution that seeks to provide any system capable of performing single robot SLAM with the ability to efficiently communicate with its teammates and to build a global representation of the environment based on the information it exchanges with its peers. This solution was validated through experiments conducted over real-world data, both on- and off-line, i.e., both using prerecorded and data gathered during the experiment. It has shown acceptable performance, both in scalability and communication efficiency.
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A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS

Author: Wyatt Newman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498777872

Category: Computers

Page: 502

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A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS provides a comprehensive, introduction to the essential components of ROS through detailed explanations of simple code examples along with the corresponding theory of operation. The book explores the organization of ROS, how to understand ROS packages, how to use ROS tools, how to incorporate existing ROS packages into new applications, and how to develop new packages for robotics and automation. It also facilitates continuing education by preparing the reader to better understand the existing on-line documentation. The book is organized into six parts. It begins with an introduction to ROS foundations, including writing ROS nodes and ROS tools. Messages, Classes, and Servers are also covered. The second part of the book features simulation and visualization with ROS, including coordinate transforms. The next part of the book discusses perceptual processing in ROS. It includes coverage of using cameras in ROS, depth imaging and point clouds, and point cloud processing. Mobile robot control and navigation in ROS is featured in the fourth part of the book The fifth section of the book contains coverage of robot arms in ROS. This section explores robot arm kinematics, arm motion planning, arm control with the Baxter Simulator, and an object-grabber package. The last part of the book focuses on system integration and higher-level control, including perception-based and mobile manipulation. This accessible text includes examples throughout and C++ code examples are also provided at https://github.com/wsnewman/learning_ros
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Learning ROS for Robotics Programming

Author: Enrique Fernández,Luis Sánchez Crespo,Anil Mahtani,Aaron Martinez

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783987596

Category: Computers

Page: 458

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Your one-stop guide to the Robot Operating System About This Book Model your robot on a virtual world and learn how to simulate it Create, visualize, and process Point Cloud information Easy-to-follow, practical tutorials to program your own robots Who This Book Is For If you are a robotic enthusiast who wants to learn how to build and program your own robots in an easy-to-develop, maintainable, and shareable way, this book is for you. In order to make the most of the book, you should have a C++ programming background, knowledge of GNU/Linux systems, and general skill in computer science. No previous background on ROS is required, as this book takes you from the ground up. It is also advisable to have some knowledge of version control systems, such as svn or git, which are often used by the community to share code. What You Will Learn Install a complete ROS Hydro system Create ROS packages and metapackages, using and debugging them in real time Build, handle, and debug ROS nodes Design your 3D robot model and simulate it in a virtual environment within Gazebo Give your robots the power of sight using cameras and calibrate and perform computer vision tasks with them Generate and adapt the navigation stack to work with your robot Integrate different sensors like Range Laser, Arduino, and Kinect with your robot Visualize and process Point Cloud information from different sensors Control and plan motion of robotic arms with multiple joints using MoveIt! In Detail If you have ever tried building a robot, then you know how cumbersome programming everything from scratch can be. This is where ROS comes into the picture. It is a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that simplifies the robot building process. What's more, ROS encourages collaborative robotics software development, allowing you to connect with experts in various fields to collaborate and build upon each other's work. Packed full of examples, this book will help you understand the ROS framework to help you build your own robot applications in a simulated environment and share your knowledge with the large community supporting ROS. Starting at an introductory level, this book is a comprehensive guide to the fascinating world of robotics, covering sensor integration, modeling, simulation, computer vision, navigation algorithms, and more. You will then go on to explore concepts like topics, messages, and nodes. Next, you will learn how to make your robot see with HD cameras, or navigate obstacles with range sensors. Furthermore, thanks to the contributions of the vast ROS community, your robot will be able to navigate autonomously, and even recognize and interact with you in a matter of minutes. What's new in this updated edition? First and foremost, we are going to work with ROS Hydro this time around. You will learn how to create, visualize, and process Point Cloud information from different sensors. This edition will also show you how to control and plan motion of robotic arms with multiple joints using MoveIt! By the end of this book, you will have all the background you need to build your own robot and get started with ROS. Style and approach This book is an easy-to-follow guide that will help you find your way through the ROS framework. This book is packed with hands-on examples that will help you program your robot and give you complete solutions using ROS open source libraries and tools.
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Effective Robotics Programming with ROS

Author: Anil Mahtani,Luis Sanchez,Enrique Fernandez,Aaron Martinez

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786461374

Category: Computers

Page: 468

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Find out everything you need to know to build powerful robots with the most up-to-date ROS About This Book This comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow guide will help you find your way through the ROS framework Successfully design and simulate your 3D robot model and use powerful robotics algorithms and tools to program and set up your robots with an unparalleled experience by using the exciting new features from Robot Kinetic Use the latest version of gazebo simulator, OpenCV 3.0, and C++11 standard for your own algorithms Who This Book Is For This book is suitable for an ROS beginner as well as an experienced ROS roboticist or ROS user or developer who is curious to learn ROS Kinetic and its features to make an autonomous Robot. The book is also suitable for those who want to integrate sensors and embedded systems with other software and tools using ROS as a framework. What You Will Learn Understand the concepts of ROS, the command-line tools, visualization GUIs, and how to debug ROS Connect robot sensors and actuators to ROS Obtain and analyze data from cameras and 3D sensors Use Gazebo for robot/sensor and environment simulation Design a robot and see how to make it map the environment, navigate autonomously, and manipulate objects in the environment using MoveIt! Add vision capabilities to the robot using OpenCV 3.0 Add 3D perception capabilities to the robot using the latest version of PCL In Detail Building and programming a robot can be cumbersome and time-consuming, but not when you have the right collection of tools, libraries, and more importantly expert collaboration. ROS enables collaborative software development and offers an unmatched simulated environment that simplifies the entire robot building process. This book is packed with hands-on examples that will help you program your robot and give you complete solutions using open source ROS libraries and tools. It also shows you how to use virtual machines and Docker containers to simplify the installation of Ubuntu and the ROS framework, so you can start working in an isolated and control environment without changing your regular computer setup. It starts with the installation and basic concepts, then continues with more complex modules available in ROS such as sensors and actuators integration (drivers), navigation and mapping (so you can create an autonomous mobile robot), manipulation, Computer Vision, perception in 3D with PCL, and more. By the end of the book, you'll be able to leverage all the ROS Kinetic features to build a fully fledged robot for all your needs. Style and approach This book is packed with hands-on examples that will help you program your robot and give you complete solutions using ROS open source libraries and tools. All the robotics concepts and modules are explained and multiple examples are provided so that you can understand them easily.
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Gesamtfahrzeug

Author: Michael Trzesniowski

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365815537X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 331

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Das Buch analysiert Rennfahrzeuge Baugruppe für Baugruppe und liefert so einen tiefen Einblick in die Funktion und Zusammenhänge, die ein erfolgreiches Fahrzeug ausmachen. Der Leser erhält neben dem Verständnis für das Gesamtsystem auch verwertbares Wissen zu Themen wir Rennmotoren (Verbrennungsmotoren, E-Maschinen und Hybridantriebe), Chassis, Aerodynamik, Fahrwerk und Reifen, Lenkung und Bremsen sowie Fahrdynamik. Beides ermöglicht ihm Fahrzeuge zu konstruieren oder bestehende abzustimmen und gezielt weiterzuentwickeln. Die Bände sind nach üblichen Aufgabenteilungen eines Teams zusammengefasst, so dass sie ein handliches Format besitzen. Drei Bände behandeln Gesamtfahrzeug, Antrieb und Fahrwerk. Ein vierter Band widmet sich dem Thema Datenerfassung und -analyse für Setup und Entwicklung von Rennfahrzeugen.
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SmokeNav - Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in Reduced Visibility Scenarios

Author: João Pedro Machado dos Santos

Publisher: University of Coimbra

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 88

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Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is one of the most widely researched topics in Robotics. It addresses building and maintaining maps within unknown environments, while the robot keeps the information about its location. It is a basic requirement for autonomous mobile robotic navigation in many scenarios, including military applications, search and rescue, environmental monitoring, etc. Although SLAM techniques have evolved considerably in the last years, there are many situations which are not easily handled, such as the case of smoky environments where commonly used range sensors for SLAM, like Laser Range Finders (LRF) and cameras, are highly disturbed by noise induced in the measurement process by particles of smoke. There is an evident lack of solutions to this issue in the literature. This work focuses on SLAM techniques for reduced visibility scenarios. The main objective of this work is to develop and validate a SLAM technique for those scenarios, using dissimilar range sensors and by evaluating their behavior in such conditions. To that end, a study of several laser-based 2D SLAM techniques available in Robot Operating System (ROS) is firstly conducted. All the tested approaches are evaluated and compared in 2D simulations as well as real world experiments using a mobile robot. Such analysis is fundamental to decide which technique to adopt according to the final application of the work. The developed technique uses the complementary characteristics between a LRF and an array of sonars in order to successfully map the aforementioned environments. In order to validate the developed technique , several experimental tests were conducted using a real scenario. It was verified that this approach is adequate to decrease the impact of smoke particles in the mapping task. However, due to hardware limitations, the resulting map is comprehensibly not outstanding, but much better than using a single range sensor modality. This work is part of the Cooperation between Human and rObotic teams in catastroPhic INcidents (CHOPIN) R&D project, which intends to develop a support system for small scale SaR missions in urban catastrophic scenarios by exploiting the human-robot symbiosis.
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Programming Robots with ROS

A Practical Introduction to the Robot Operating System

Author: Morgan Quigley,Brian Gerkey,William D. Smart

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449325513

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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Want to develop novel robot applications, but don’t know how to write a mapping or object-recognition system? You’re not alone, but you’re certainly not without help. By combining real-world examples with valuable knowledge from the Robot Operating System (ROS) community, this practical book provides a set of motivating recipes for solving specific robotics use cases. Ideal for enthusiasts, from students in robotics clubs to professional robotics scientists and engineers, each recipe describes a complete solution using ROS open source libraries and tools. You’ll learn how to complete tasks described in the recipes, as well as how to configure and recombine components for other tasks. If you’re familiar with Python, you’re ready to go. Learn fundamentals, including key ROS concepts, tools, and patterns Program robots that perform an increasingly complex set of behaviors, using the powerful packages in ROS See how to easily add perception and navigation abilities to your robots Integrate your own sensors, actuators, software libraries, and even a whole robot into the ROS ecosystem Learn tips and tricks for using ROS tools and community resources, debugging robot behavior, and using C++ in ROS
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Learning ROS for Robotics Programming

Author: Aaron Martinez,Enrique Fernández

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782161457

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 7223

The book will take an easy-to-follow and engaging tutorial approach, providing a practical and comprehensive way to learn ROS.If you are a robotic enthusiast who wants to learn how to build and program your own robots in an easy-to-develop, maintainable and shareable way, "Learning ROS for Robotics Programming" is for you. In order to make the most of the book, you should have some C++ programming background, knowledge of GNU/Linux systems, and computer science in general. No previous background on ROS is required, since this book provides all the skills required. It is also advisable to have some background on version control systems, like svn or git, which are often used to share the code by the community.
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Flächenland

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783881200202

Category: Fourth dimension

Page: 110

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Robot Operating System (ROS) for Absolute Beginners

Robotics Programming Made Easy

Author: Lentin Joseph

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484234057

Category: Computers

Page: 282

View: 7764

Learn how to get started with robotics programming using Robot Operation System (ROS). Targeted for absolute beginners in ROS, Linux, and Python, this short guide shows you how to build your own robotics projects. ROS is an open-source and flexible framework for writing robotics software. With a hands-on approach and sample projects, Robot Operating System for Absolute Beginners will enable you to begin your first robot project. You will learn the basic concepts of working with ROS and begin coding with ROS APIs in both C++ and Python. What You’ll Learn Install ROS Review fundamental ROS concepts Work with frequently used commands in ROS Build a mobile robot from scratch using ROS Who This Book Is For Absolute beginners with little to no programming experience looking to learn robotics programming.
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