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Learning Robotics using Python: Design, simulate, program, and prototype an autonomous mobile robot using ROS..., 2nd Edition


English | August 3rd, 2018 | ISBN: 1788623312 | 280 Pages | EPUB (True/HQ) | 18.20 MB

Design, simulate, and program interactive robots

Key Features
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

Book Description
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.

What you will learn
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

Who this book is for
This book is for those who are conducting research in mobile robotics and autonomous navigation. As well as the robotics research domain, this book is also for the robot hobbyist community. You're expected to have a basic understanding of Linux commands and Python.


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