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Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

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Introduction

ROS is an open source software framework for programming robots and developing complex robotics applications. In addition, ROS is sometimes called a meta-operating system or middleware software framework because it performs many of the functions of an operating system, but it requires a host operating system, such as Linux.

Moreover, like any operating system, it provides a hardware abstraction layer to build robotics applications without worrying about the underlying hardware. The core of ROS is a message-passing middleware framework—synchronous or asynchronous—where processes and threads can communicate with and transport data between each other even when they are running from different machines. In addition, ROS software is ...

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