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Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

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Introduction

In the previous chapter, we learned how to use, configure, and explore some specific sensors and actuators that are broadly used in the world of robotics. However, working and programming with the real hardware and robot would be more exciting and compelling for a real-world application, but it is not possible and reasonable for every robotic developer to use a real robot during development. Hence, we will learn how to simulate the physical world and robot.

Simulators are great development tools when we have limited access to a real robot and hardware, which were developed for validating and testing the behavior of algorithms before applying them on a real robot during the development phase.

In this chapter, we will learn how ...

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