Learning Robotics using Python - Second Edition

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  • Design a differential robot from scratch
  • Model a differential robot using ROS and URDF
  • Simulate a differential robot using ROS and Gazebo
  • Design robot hardware electronics
  • Interface robot actuators with embedded boards
  • Explore the interfacing of different 3D depth cameras in ROS
  • Implement autonomous navigation in ChefBot
  • Create a GUI for robot control

Robot Operating System (ROS) is one of the most popular robotics software frameworks in research and industry. It has various features for implementing different capabilities in a robot without implementing them from scratch.

This book starts by showing you the fundamentals of ROS so you understand the basics of differential robots. Then, you'll learn about robot modeling and how to design and simulate it using ROS. Moving on, we'll design robot hardware and interfacing actuators. Then, you'll learn to configure and program depth sensors and LIDARs using ROS. Finally, you'll create a GUI for your robot using the Qt framework.

By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a clear idea of how to integrate and assemble everything into a robot and how to bundle the software package.

  • Design, simulate, build, and program an interactive autonomous mobile robot
  • Leverage the power of ROS, Gazebo, and Python to enhance your robotic skills
  • A hands-on guide to creating an autonomous mobile robot with the help of ROS and Python
Page Count 280
Course Length 8 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781788623315
Date Of Publication 26 Jun 2018


Lentin Joseph

Lentin Joseph is an author and robotics entrepreneur from India. He runs a robotics software company called Qbotics Labs in India. He has 7 years of experience in the robotics domain primarily in ROS, OpenCV, and PCL.

He has authored four books in ROS, namely, Learning Robotics using Python, Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming, ROS Robotics Projects, and Robot Operating System for Absolute Beginners.

He is currently pursuing his master's in Robotics from India and is also doing research at Robotics Institute, CMU, USA.