Robots

A Gentle Introduction to ROS

Author: Jason M. O'Kane

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Robots

Page: 151

View: 620

ROS (Robot Operating System) is rapidly becoming a de facto standard for writing interoperable and reusable robot software. This book supplements ROS's own documentation, explaining how to interact with existing ROS systems and how to create new ROS programs using C++, with special attention to common mistakes and misunderstandings. The intended audience includes new or potential ROS users.
Computers

A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS

Author: Wyatt Newman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 502

View: 487

A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS provides a comprehensive, introduction to the essential components of ROS through detailed explanations of simple code examples along with the corresponding theory of operation. The book explores the organization of ROS, how to understand ROS packages, how to use ROS tools, how to incorporate existing ROS packages into new applications, and how to develop new packages for robotics and automation. It also facilitates continuing education by preparing the reader to better understand the existing on-line documentation. The book is organized into six parts. It begins with an introduction to ROS foundations, including writing ROS nodes and ROS tools. Messages, Classes, and Servers are also covered. The second part of the book features simulation and visualization with ROS, including coordinate transforms. The next part of the book discusses perceptual processing in ROS. It includes coverage of using cameras in ROS, depth imaging and point clouds, and point cloud processing. Mobile robot control and navigation in ROS is featured in the fourth part of the book The fifth section of the book contains coverage of robot arms in ROS. This section explores robot arm kinematics, arm motion planning, arm control with the Baxter Simulator, and an object-grabber package. The last part of the book focuses on system integration and higher-level control, including perception-based and mobile manipulation. This accessible text includes examples throughout and C++ code examples are also provided at https://github.com/wsnewman/learning_ros
Travel

The Rough Guide to Turkey

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 728

View: 497

The Rough Guide to Turkey is the most comprehensive travel guide to this unique country straddling both Europe and Asia - and bordering countries as diverse as Greece in the west and Iran in the east. Alongside an array of stunning images, you'll find insightful coverage of everything this country offers: from the Mediterranean beaches that play host to nesting turtles, to the soaring mountain ranges spangled with Alpine flowers, from legendary ancient sites, such as Troy, to the exotic, domed skyline of Byzantine and Ottoman-era Istanbul. Practical advice details how to travel through this vast and varied country. Up-to-date descriptions of the best restaurants, hotels, and shops suit all budgets. And city maps help you navigate the fifteen-million-plus metropolis of Istanbul and other smaller destinations, such as the frontier settlement of Dogubeyazit, in the shadow of biblical Mt. Ararat. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Turkey.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Essential Golden Dawn

Author: Chic Cicero

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 748

For those who want to find out about what the Golden Dawn is and what it has to offer, this book answers questions about its philosophy, principles, and history.
Travel

Top 10 Cancun and Yucatan

Author: Nick Rider

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 144

View: 374

Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK Top 10 Cancun and Yucatan uses exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel guide in ebook format. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies, The DK Top 10 Guides take the work out of planning any trip.