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Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

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Getting ready

In this chapter, we will describe in detail the steps required to set up the RotorS simulator framework, shown in the following screenshot, including the Robot Operating System (ROS) and Gazebo. Once this chapter has been completed, we will be able to set up the simulator, attach basic sensors to a MAV, and make it able to navigate autonomously in the virtual world:

RotorS simulator

We will also be able to compare the algorithms using the evaluation scripts. Finally, we will discuss how all the aspects learned and methods developed in this chapter could be then applied to a real MAV.

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