Chapter 1. Getting Started with ROS

Welcome to the first chapter of this book, where you will learn how to install ROS, the new standard software framework in robotics. This book is an update on Learning ROS for Robotics Programming - Second Edition, based in ROS Hydro/Indigo. With ROS, you will learn how to program and control your robots the easy way, using tons of examples and source code that will show you how to use sensors and devices, or how to add new functionalities, such as autonomous navigation, visual perception, and others, to your robot. Thanks to the open source ethos and a community that is developing state-of-the-art algorithms and providing new functionalities, ROS is growing every day.

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