ROS Programming: Building Powerful Robots

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ROS Programming: Building Powerful Robots

ROS Programming: Building Powerful Robots: Design, build and simulate complex robots using the Robot Operating System by Anil Mahtani
English | March 13, 2018 | ISBN: B07BGBR7LX | 1737 pages | EPUB | 31 Mb

Enhancing your existing robotic skills by learning how to design and build multifunctional robots using Robots Operating System libraries and tools

Key Features
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
Book Description
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
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
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
Table of Contents
Getting Started with ROS
ROS Architecture and Concepts
Visualization and Debugging Tools
The Navigation Stack - Robot Setups
The Navigation Stack - Beyond Setups
Manipulation with MoveIt!
Using Sensors and Actuators with ROS
Computer Vision
Point Clouds
Working with 3D Robot Modeling in ROS
Simulating Robots Using ROS and Gazebo
Working with Pluginlib, Nodelets, and Gazebo Plugins
Writing ROS Controllers and Visualization Plugins
Interfacing I/O Boards, Sensors, and Actuators to ROS
Programming Vision Sensors using ROS, Open-CV, and PCL
Building and Interfacing Differential Drive Mobile Robot Hardware in ROS
Exploring the Advanced Capabilities of ROS-MoveIt!
ROS for Industrial Robots
Troubleshooting and Best Practices in ROS
Face Detection and Tracking Using ROS, OpenCV and Dynamixel Servos
Building a Siri-Like Chatbot in ROS
Controlling Embedded Boards Using ROS
Teleoperate a Robot Using Hand Gestures
Object Detection and Recognition
Deep Learning Using ROS and TensorFlow
ROS on MATLAB and Android
Building an Autonomous Mobile Robot
Creating a Self-Driving Car Using ROS
Teleoperating a Robot Using a VR Headset and Leap Motion
Controlling Your Robots over the Web