O'Reilly logo

Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Understanding robot modeling using URDF

The ROS framework provides the Unified Robot Description Format (URDF), which is an XML file format that describes a robot, its geometry, its parts, its joints, physics, and so on. Whenever we use a 3D robot on ROS, for example, a mobile robot (Turtlebot), the humanoid robot (PR2), and some types of aerial robot, a set of several URDF files must be associated with them.

In the following sections, we will learn how to use the URDF file format to create a 3D model of a real-world robot for development.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required