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ROS Robotics Projects.

Author: Lentin Joseph
Publisher: Birmingham : Packt Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Build a variety of awesome robots that can see, sense, move, and do a lot more using the powerful Robot Operating SystemAbout This Book Create and program cool robotic projects using powerful ROS libraries Work through concrete examples that will help you build your own robotic systems of varying complexity levels This book provides relevant and fun-filled examples so you can make your own robots that can run and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Joseph, Lentin.
ROS Robotics Projects.
Birmingham : Packt Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lentin Joseph
ISBN: 9781783554720 178355472X
OCLC Number: 982018682
Notes: [Monitoring light using Arduino and ROS].
Description: 1 online resource (446 pages)
Contents: Cover ; Copyright ; Credits; About the Author; Acknowledgements; About the Reviewer; www.PacktPub.com; Customer Feedback; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Getting Started with ROS Robotics Application Development ; Getting started with ROS; ROS distributions; Supported operating systems; Robots and sensors supported by ROS; Why ROS; Fundamentals of ROS; The filesystem level; The computation graph level; The ROS community level; Communication in ROS; ROS client libraries; ROS tools; Rviz (ROS Visualizer); rqt_plot; rqt_graph; Simulators of ROS; Installing ROS kinetic on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Getting started with the installationConfiguring Ubuntu repositories; Setting up source.list; Setting up keys; Installing ROS; Initializing rosdep; Setting the ROS environment; Getting rosinstall; Setting ROS on VirtualBox; Setting the ROS workspace; Opportunities for ROS in industries and research; Questions; Summary; Chapter 2: Face Detection and Tracking Using ROS, OpenCV and Dynamixel Servos ; Overview of the project; Hardware and software prerequisites; Installing dependent ROS packages; Installing the usb_cam ROS package; Creating a ROS workspace for dependencies. Interfacing Dynamixel with ROSInstalling the ROS dynamixel_motor packages; Creating face tracker ROS packages; The interface between ROS and OpenCV; Working with the face-tracking ROS package; Understanding the face tracker code; Understanding CMakeLists.txt; The track.yaml file; The launch files; Running the face tracker node; The face_tracker_control package; The start_dynamixel launch file; The pan controller launch file; The pan controller configuration file; The servo parameters configuration file; The face tracker controller node; Creating CMakeLists.txt. Testing the face tracker control packageBringing all the nodes together; Fixing the bracket and setting up the circuit; The final run; Questions; Summary; Chapter 3: Building a Siri-Like Chatbot in ROS ; Social robots; Building social robots; Prerequisites; Getting started with AIML; AIML tags; The PyAIML interpreter; Installing PyAIML on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS; Playing with PyAIML; Loading multiple AIML files; Creating an AIML bot in ROS; The AIML ROS package; Installing the ROS sound_play package; Installing the dependencies of sound_play; Installing the sound_play ROS package. Creating the ros_aiml packageThe aiml_server node; The AIML client node; The aiml_tts client node; The AIML speech recognition node; start_chat.launch; start_tts_chat.launch; start_speech_chat.launch; Questions; Summary; Chapter 4: Controlling Embedded Boards Using ROS ; Getting started with popular embedded boards; An introduction to Arduino boards; How to choose an Arduino board for your robot; Getting started with STM32 and TI Launchpads; The Tiva C Launchpad; Introducing the Raspberry Pi; How to choose a Raspberry Pi board for your robot; The Odroid board; Interfacing Arduino with ROS.

Abstract:

Build a variety of awesome robots that can see, sense, move, and do a lot more using the powerful Robot Operating SystemAbout This Book Create and program cool robotic projects using powerful ROS libraries Work through concrete examples that will help you build your own robotic systems of varying complexity levels This book provides relevant and fun-filled examples so you can make your own robots that can run and workWho This Book Is ForThis book is for robotic enthusiasts and researchers who would like to build robot applications using ROS. If you are looking to explore advanced ROS features.

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