Readers can work with almost all of the examples in the book using only a standard computer running Ubuntu 16.04/18.04, without any special hardware requirements. However, additional hardware components will be required while working with external sensors, actuators, and I/O boards.
Alternatively, readers can work with Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 installed on a virtual machine, such as Virtualbox or VMware hosted on a Windows system, although more computational power is required.
The robotic applications discussed in this book require commercial hardware such as I/O boards (Arduino, Odroid, and Raspberry Pi), perspective sensors (Kinect and camera), and actuator (Servomotor and Joystick).
Most importantly, it is recommended ...