Programming Robots with ROS
A Practical Introduction to the Robot Operating System
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2015
Pages: 448

Want to develop novel robot applications, but don’t know how to write a mapping or object-recognition system? You’re not alone, but you’re certainly not without help. By combining real-world examples with valuable knowledge from the Robot Operating System (ROS) community, this practical book provides a set of motivating recipes for solving specific robotics use cases.

Ideal for enthusiasts, from students in robotics clubs to professional robotics scientists and engineers, each recipe describes a complete solution using ROS open source libraries and tools. You’ll learn how to complete tasks described in the recipes, as well as how to configure and recombine components for other tasks. If you’re familiar with Python, you’re ready to go.

  • Learn fundamentals, including key ROS concepts, tools, and patterns
  • Program robots that perform an increasingly complex set of behaviors, using the powerful packages in ROS
  • See how to easily add perception and navigation abilities to your robots
  • Integrate your own sensors, actuators, software libraries, and even a whole robot into the ROS ecosystem
  • Learn tips and tricks for using ROS tools and community resources, debugging robot behavior, and using C++ in ROS
Table of Contents
Product Details
About the Author
Colophon
Recommended for You
Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
oreillyProgramming Robots with ROS
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (4)
  • Helpful examples (4)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Well-written (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Novice (4)
  • Intermediate (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

 
2.0

git URLs are not valid anymore in book

By Eric

from Taiwan

Verified Reviewer

Comments about oreilly Programming Robots with ROS:

In the section "Installing and Running a Simulated R2", the 2 bitbucket.org URLs are not valid any more, any other alternative git URL to clone the code package?

 
3.0

Good content, but needs edited

By Tim

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Developer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

  • Too many errors

Best Uses

  • Novice
  • Student

Comments about oreilly Programming Robots with ROS:

The general content is clear and well written.

Many of the examples have unclear or missing instructions. Additionally, many of the examples have errors and will not work, as written.

 
5.0

Top notch!

By Arturo

from Seattle, WA

About Me Engineer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate
    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly Programming Robots with ROS:

    Great overview of the ROS, with outstanding examples and lots of tasty code.

     
    5.0

    Current Up-to-Date and good step-by-step tutorial

    By Robot Ross

    from Toronto, ON, Canada

    About Me Maker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples

    Cons

    • Not comprehensive enough

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate
    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly Programming Robots with ROS:

    Excellent as an introduction to learning ROS using the available ROS Simulator, which works as described.

     
    5.0

    Very informative book. Good for beginners and intermediate.

    By AlexShar

    from Mission VIjo, CA

    About Me Developer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Concise
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Intermediate
      • Novice
      • Student

      Comments about oreilly Programming Robots with ROS:

      Informative. Many tips. I like the style how it is written.

      Displaying reviews 1-5

      Back to top

       
      Buy 2 Get 1 Free Free Shipping Guarantee
      Buying Options
      Immediate Access - Go Digital what's this?
      Ebook:  $42.99
      Formats:  DAISY, ePub, Mobi, PDF
      Print & Ebook:  $54.99
      Print:  $49.99