Chapter 10. Creating a Self-Driving Car Using ROS

In this chapter, we will discuss a big technology that is trending in the robotics industry: driverless cars, or self-driving cars. Many of you may have heard about this technology; those who haven't will get an introduction in the first section of the chapter. In this chapter, you can find the following important topics.

  • Getting started with self-driving cars
  • Software block diagram of a typical self-driving car
  • Simulating and interfacing self-driving car sensors in ROS
  • Simulating a self-driving car with sensors in Gazebo
  • Interfacing a DBW car into ROS
  • Introducing the Udacity open source self-driving car project
  • Open source self-driving car simulator from Udacity

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