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Robot Operating System (ROS) for Absolute Beginners

Robotics Programming Made Easy

Authors: Joseph, Lentin

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  • Covers robotics programming from scratch using Python and C++
  • By the end of this book, readers will be able to build their own mobile robot project
  • Helpful resource for all hobbyists in the Maker-space interested in Robotics, including teenagers
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Lentin Joseph is an author, entrepreneur, electronics engineer, robotics enthusiast, machine vision expert, embedded programmer, and the founder and CEO of Qbotics Labs from India. He completed his bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering at the Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT), Kerala. After graduating, Lentin worked for three years at a start-up company focusing on robotics and image processing. During that time he learned to work with various robotics software platforms such as Robot Operating System (ROS), V-REP, and Actin (a robotic simulation tool) and image processing libraries such as OpenCV, OpenNI, and PCL. He also has experience with 3D robot design and embedded programming on Arduino and Tiva Launchpad. 
He recently started a new company called Qbotics Labs, which mainly focuses on research into building some great products in domains such as robotics and machine vision.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Getting Started with Ubuntu Linux for Robotics

    Joseph, Lentin

    Pages 1-54

  • Fundamentals of C++ for Robotics Programming

    Joseph, Lentin

    Pages 55-94

  • Fundamentals of Python for Robotics Programming

    Joseph, Lentin

    Pages 95-126

  • Kick-Starting Robot Programming Using ROS

    Joseph, Lentin

    Pages 127-170

  • Programming with ROS

    Joseph, Lentin

    Pages 171-236

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3405-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3404-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robot Operating System (ROS) for Absolute Beginners
Book Subtitle
Robotics Programming Made Easy
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Lentin Joseph
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3405-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3405-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3404-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 282
Number of Illustrations
213 b/w illustrations
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