Learn how to use the Robot Operating System (ROS) platform which is used to program real world robotics. The course is designed for beginners with little, to no experience using ROS. The coding in this course is done in Python 3 using ROS Noetic. We will go over installation of ROS, how to develop code that uses the framework, and even go over simulation tools so you can make your own robot and control it in simulation, with code that can easily be ported to a real robotic system.
The course is broken into 6 main sections:
•Using ROS in Python
Section 1 is a general introduction to the course.
In section 2 you will learn how to setup your computer to be able to run ROS. This includes utilizing the Ubuntu operating system, installing ROS, and introducing you to the code editors we will be using in this course.
In section 3 I will teach you at a high level what “tools” are included in the ROS framework, and what each of them do.
You will spend the majority of this course in section 4, learning how to implement all the various ROS tools in your very own Python code.
Section 5 will touch on using the simulation and sensor data visualization tools ROS has to offer.
And lastly the course outro will go over what you can do once you have completed the course, as well as some frequently asked questions and a survey to help me improve the course.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to programming, using the most widely used open source robotics platform, ROS.