Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming - Third Edition

By Lentin Joseph , Jonathan Cacace
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About this book

The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a software framework used for programming complex robots. ROS enables you to develop software for building complex robots without writing code from scratch, saving valuable development time. Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming provides complete coverage of the advanced concepts using easy-to-understand, practical examples and step-by-step explanations of essential concepts that you can apply in your ROS robotics projects.

The book begins by helping you get to grips with the basic concepts necessary for programming robots with ROS. You'll then discover how to develop a robot simulation as well as an actual robot and understand how to apply high-level capabilities such as navigation and manipulation from scratch. As you advance, you'll learn how to create ROS controllers and plugins and explore ROS's industrial applications and how it interacts with aerial robots. Finally, you'll discover best practices and methods for working with ROS efficiently.

By the end of this ROS book, you'll have learned how to create various applications in ROS and build your first ROS robot.

Publication date:
October 2021
Publisher
Packt
Pages
540
ISBN
9781801071024

About the Authors

  • Lentin Joseph

    Lentin Joseph is an author, roboticist and robotics entrepreneur from India. He runs a robotics software company called Qbotics Labs in Kochi/Kerala. He has 10 years of experience in the robotics domain primarily in Robot Operating System, OpenCV, and PCL.

    He has authored 8 books in ROS, namely, Learning Robotics using Python first and second edition, Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming first and second edition, ROS Robotics Projects first and second edition, ROS Learning Path and Robot Operating System for Absolute Beginners.

    He has pursued his Masters in Robotics and Automation from India and also worked at Robotics Institute, CMU, USA. He is also a TEDx speaker.

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  • Jonathan Cacace

    Jonathan Cacace was born in Naples, Italy, on December 13, 1987. He received his Master's degree in computer science, and a Ph.D. degree in Information and Automation Engineering, from the University of Naples Federico II.

    Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Naples Federico II. He is also a member of PRISMA Lab where he is involved in different research projects focused on industrial and service robotics in which he has developed several ROS-based applications integrating robot perception and control.

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