Effective Robotics Programming with ROS - Third Edition by Anil Mahtani, Luis Sanchez, Enrique Fernandez, Aaron

By Anil Mahtani, Luis Sanchez, Enrique Fernandez, Aaron Martinez

Find out every thing you want to understand to construct robust robots with the main up to date ROS

About This Book

  • This complete, but easy-to-follow consultant can help you discover your approach during the ROS framework
  • Successfully layout and simulate your 3D robotic version and use strong robotics algorithms and instruments to software and arrange your robots with an unprecedented event by utilizing the fascinating new positive factors from robotic Kinetic
  • Use the most recent model of gazebo simulator, OpenCV 3.0, and C++11 common in your personal algorithms

Who This publication Is For

This e-book is appropriate for an ROS newbie in addition to an skilled ROS roboticist or ROS person or developer who's curious to benefit ROS Kinetic and its positive factors to make an self reliant robotic. The ebook is usually compatible in case you are looking to combine sensors and embedded platforms with different software program and instruments utilizing ROS as a framework.

What you'll Learn

  • Understand the ideas of ROS, the command-line instruments, visualization GUIs, and the way to debug ROS
  • Connect robotic sensors and actuators to ROS
  • Obtain and study info from cameras and 3D sensors
  • Use Gazebo for robot/sensor and surroundings simulation
  • Design a robotic and notice how you can make it map the surroundings, navigate autonomously, and manage items within the setting utilizing MoveIt!
  • Add imaginative and prescient features to the robotic utilizing OpenCV 3.0
  • Add 3D belief features to the robotic utilizing the most recent model of PCL

In Detail

Building and programming a robotic should be bulky and time-consuming, yet no longer when you've got the suitable choice of instruments, libraries, and extra importantly professional collaboration. ROS permits collaborative software program improvement and provides an unequalled simulated setting that simplifies the total robotic construction process.

This e-book is choked with hands-on examples that can assist you software your robotic and provides you whole options utilizing open resource ROS libraries and instruments. It additionally exhibits you the way to exploit digital machines and Docker packing containers to simplify the deploy of Ubuntu and the ROS framework, so that you can commence operating in an remoted and keep watch over surroundings with no altering your normal desktop setup.

It begins with the deploy and easy innovations, then maintains with extra complicated modules to be had in ROS equivalent to sensors and actuators integration (drivers), navigation and mapping (so you could create an self reliant cellular robot), manipulation, computing device imaginative and prescient, belief in 3D with PCL, and extra. through the top of the booklet, it is easy to leverage the entire ROS Kinetic good points to construct a completely fledged robotic for your entire needs.

Style and approach

This ebook is choked with hands-on examples that can assist you software your robotic and provides you whole suggestions utilizing ROS open resource libraries and instruments. the entire robotics suggestions and modules are defined and a number of examples are supplied for you to comprehend them easily.

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After this virtual installation, you should have a clean installation for restarting your development machine if you have any problems, or to save all the setups necessary for your robot in the machine. exe. org/ubuntu/; then we will simply install ROS Kinetic following the same instructions described in the previous section. 7z/download. For the RAM, we advise that you use as much as possible, but 8 GB should be enough. Unfortunately, VirtualBox has problems when working with real hardware, and it's possible that you may not be able to use this copy of ROS Kinetic with the examples given in Chapter 4, 3D Modeling and Simulation.

Before starting with the installation, we are going to learn about the origin of ROS and its history. Since 2008, Willow Garage continued the development, and recently Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) began to oversee the maintenance of ROS and partner projects, like Gazebo, including the development of new features. In the following set of images, you can see some of the platforms that are fully supported. org/Robots. Most of the sensors and actuators used in robotics are supported by ROS as drivers.

Additionally, more powerful boards like GumstickDuoVero with a Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 or some quad core boards like OdroidU3, OdroidX2 or UDOO are now available. There is a lot of information about BeagleBone Black and Ubuntu ARM available on websites, forums, and books that you can check out. org/BeagleBoardUbuntu. sh --probe-mmc Once we have Ubuntu ARM on our platform, the BeagleBone Black network interfaces must be configured to provide access to the network, so you will have to configure the network settings, such as the IP, DNS, and gateway.

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