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Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

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Getting ready

However, Gazebo is independent of ROS and is available as a standalone package for Ubuntu. In this section, we will learn how to interface Gazebo and ROS. We will also discuss how to use 3D models developed in the previous section and include a laser sensor and a camera there. We will also discuss how to control and move the robot in a virtual environment.

We will use the mobile robot model developed in the previous section, although we will not include the arm robot to keep things simple. First of all, we have to confirm the Gazebo installation by executing the following command:

$ gazebo 

We also have to install ROS packages to interface Gazebo, before we start working with Gazebo in the ROS environment, using the following ...

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