ROS For Beginners (ROS Noetic, Melodic, Kinetic)

Master the Key ROS (Robot Operating System) Concepts to Create Powerful and Scalable Robot Applications, Step By Step
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(1,228 reviews)
4,549 students
Created by Edouard Renard

9.8

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9.9

Freshness

9.8

Feedback

9.4

Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $14.99
Video: 6h 9m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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9.8 / 10

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9.4 / 10
Video Score: 8.5 / 10
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Description

[Updated with ROS Noetic! This course is now valid for ROS Kinetic, ROS Melodic, and ROS Noetic]
Learning ROS is hard, and you know it. But why should it be that way?
There is a lack of structured resources for beginners. You can find some explanations and programming tutorials online about Robot Operating System, but they won’t really tell you which path to follow when you begin, where to go, what to focus on, …
That’s why I’ve created this course, that I wish I had when I begun. So you can learn ROS much faster than I did.
The goal of this course is to remove the big learning curve that you face when you start to learn ROS by yourself. I will show you, step by step, what you need to know to get started and master ROS basics.
This course is :
•Structured in a way that is easy to follow for a beginner
•Going through all ROS core concepts that you need, step by step
•Going to the point. No useless and over-complicated stuff that you won’t use anyway.
•Full of practice and challenges to make you progress faster
Now, why should you choose my course?
In the past I have developed a complete ROS software for an entire 6 axis robotic arm. I’m telling you that because by developing this robot, I learned (the hard way) what I really needed to know to build things that actually work.
My experience with ROS is not only about university work or a weekend hobby: I actually co-founded a business with a robot powered by ROS. By doing so, I had to focus on going to the point, finding what is useful, and what is not.
So today, with the practical vision that I’ve developed, I know exactly what you need to learn at the beginning if you want to get serious about building robotic applications.
What is this course about?
This course will guide you, step by step, through all the ROS core functionalities. We’ll focus on ROS basics, communication tools, and also on how to build a scalable application with Robot Operating System.
For each section, I will explain one concept in a way that is easy to understand, and then you will practice with me by writing, building, and running some code. I will show you what you need to pay attention to, what you need to focus on, and how to avoid common mistakes.
And, more importantly, I will give you some activities and challenges to make you practice on the concepts that you’ve just seen.
Note that all the code written in this course will be both in Python and C++, so you can decide to learn ROS with those 2 languages, or only one of them.
So… Start your learning today and build awesome robotic applications with ROS !
After installing ROS on a Ubuntu OS, you will learn the following ROS key concepts :
•Nodes
•Topics
•Services
•Msg and Srv definitions
•Parameters
•Launch Files
•And much more!
By mastering those concepts, you will be 100% ready to start any other robotic application and build complete software from scratch using Robot Operating System.
You will also learn how to :
•Debug your program
•Use command-line tools for each key concept
•Build your application
•Correctly set up and manage your project structure
And as I want to make you develop great (not just good, because “good” is not good enough) and scalable robotic applications, I will share with you the best practices that I’ve learned from my own experience.
UPDATE:
Note: this course targets the first version of ROS, or “ROS1”. This is not a ROS2 course.
–> Should you learn ROS1 or ROS2?
Well, ROS2 is the future of ROS, that is for sure. But for now, ROS1 is much more stable and mature than ROS2. Almost all serious projects and community packages target ROS1, and many of them are lacking in ROS2. You still have a few years before ROS2 will surpass ROS1.
Learning ROS1 will allow you to work today on existing projects and get all the available features. Also many companies still work with ROS1, so if you want to get a job soon that’s the way to go.
Finally, once you have the basics with ROS1 and a few projects under your belt, switching to ROS2 actually won’t be that hard. Most of the concepts are identical for the 2 versions.
The best option would be to learn ROS1, AND ROS2. So you can work with any existing ROS project, and also work with the new framework.
All in all, don’t hesitate too much: the best thing you can do is to start learning ROS today, whether it’s ROS1 and ROS2.

Requirements

• Basic programming knowledge (Python or C++)You are familiar with Linux and how to use a terminal

You will learn

✓ Master ROS basics
✓ Create, build, run, and debug your ROS program
✓ Master ROS core functionalities
✓ Learn ROS best practices to make your application readable and scalable
✓ Create reusable code for any robot powered by ROS
✓ Write ROS code with both Python and C++
✓ Learn by doing, not just watching

This course is for

• Students who want to learn ROS without wasting time
• Developers who want to join the robotic side
• Researchers/Teachers who want to use a great robot framework for teaching and testing
• Engineers who want to create robot softwares faster
• And anyone who wants to build scalable robot applications with ROS

How much does the ROS For Beginners (ROS Noetic, Melodic, Kinetic) course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 86% discount on the original price of the course, which was $109.99. So you save $95 if you enroll the course now.

Does the ROS For Beginners (ROS Noetic, Melodic, Kinetic) course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, ROS For Beginners (ROS Noetic, Melodic, Kinetic) has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the ROS For Beginners (ROS Noetic, Melodic, Kinetic) course, but there is a $95 discount from the original price ($109.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Edouard Renard a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Edouard Renard has created 7 courses that got 2,537 reviews which are generally positive. Edouard Renard has taught 12,536 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 2,537 reviews. Depending on the information available, Edouard Renard is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, Edouard Renard

Software engineer and entrepreneur
Hi, I’m Edouard. I am a software engineer, entrepreneur, and robotics teacher. I really enjoy teaching new technologies to people, and making complex stuff easy to understand. My method is simple, and contains only 3 words : Step By Step. I know how hard it can be to learn a new topic and just be lost in an ocean of information, without knowing what to do. In my courses, I make sure that you learn one step at a time, through practicing, and that you also learn the best practices.I am passionate about robotics. I found that it’s amazing how many cool projects you can do with a robot, when you have the required programming knowledge!I also co-founded a robotics startup in 2016, building a complete robotic arm, from scratch, with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu and ROS. Thus, I am aware of things that work and things that don’t work, thanks to a lot of practice. This will save you precious time and make you progress faster.

9.8

CourseMarks Score®

9.9

Freshness

9.8

Feedback

9.4

Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $14.99
Video: 6h 9m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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