ROS Programming: Building Powerful Robots



  • 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
  • Dig deep into the ROS Pluginlib, ROS nodelets, and Gazebo plugins
  • Interface I/O boards such as Arduino, robot sensors, and high-end actuators with ROS
  • Get to grips with teleoperating robots using hand gestures
  • Build ROS-based applications using Matlab and Android
  • Build interactive applications using TurtleBot
About This learning path is designed to help you program and build your robots using open source ROS libraries and tools. We start with the installation and basic concepts, then continue with the more complex modules available in ROS, such as sensor and actuator integration (drivers), navigation and mapping (so you can create an autonomous mobile robot), manipulation, computer vision, perception in 3D with PCL, and more.

We then discuss advanced concepts in robotics and how to program using ROS. You’ll get a deep overview of the ROS framework, which will give you a clear idea of how ROS really works. During the course of the book, you will learn how to build models of complex robots, and simulate and interface the robot using the ROS MoveIt motion planning library and
ROS navigation stacks.

We’ll go 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 beginner, intermediate, and expert ROS robotics applications inside!

It includes content from the following Packt products:

  • Effective Robotics Programming with ROS – Third Edition
  • Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming
  • ROS Robotics Projects
  • Successfully design and simulate your 3D robot model and use powerful algorithms and tools to program and set up your robots
  • Work through concrete examples that will help you build your own robotic systems of varying complexity levels
  • Discover the best practices and troubleshooting solutions everyone needs when working on ROS
Page Count 1396
Course Length 41 hours 52 minutes
ISBN 9781788623650
Date Of Publication 13 Mar 2018


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