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Learning ROS for Robotics Programming by Enrique Fernández, Aaron Martinez

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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. With ROS, you will start 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 add new functionalities to your robot, such as autonomous navigation and visual perception. Thanks to the open source motto and the community that is developing the state-of-the-art algorithms and providing new functionalities, ROS is growing every day.

In this book you will learn the following:

  • Installing the ROS framework on a version of Ubuntu
  • Learning the basic operation of ROS
  • Debugging and visualizing the data
  • Programming ...

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