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Learning ROS for Robotics Programming by Enrique Fernández, Aaron Martinez

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Summary

In this chapter we have seen several real robots from international companies and how to work with them in simulation. Here you can use all the background learnt in all the previous chapters of this book. Now you can play with almost the same tools and robots that the most important robotics institutions and companies develop.

We have shown several humanoid robots, such as REEM, PR2, and Robonaut. These robots allow you to grasp objects, since they incorporate arms in the torso. Similarly, they can move the head and you can focus on particular zones of the environment. All three include wheeled-driven robots, holonomic or not, and the developers of REEM and Robonaut also have biped robots. Indeed, REEM-C and R2 are legged robots that can ...

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