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Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

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In this section, we will provide more insight into ROS filesystem terminology, which includes the ROS workspace, package and metapackage, messages, and services. An experienced reader could jump to the next section, but it is recommended to run through this for a complete overview:

  • The ROS workspace: Practically, the workspace is a folder that contains packages, which contain source files and configuration information. Moreover, the workspace provides the mechanism for centralizing all of the development.

A typical workspace is shown in the following screenshot:

An explanation of the preceding workspace follows:

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