[ros-users] Introduction To ROS

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 17:05:42 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:59 AM,  <jabyers at clemson.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Jason Byers and I am an Electrical Engineering student at
> Clemson University. I am doing an undergraduate assignment in which my
> professor wants me to download ROS and figure out how to use it and it's
> SLAM code to build a map of a building and run one of the lab robots
> through this building. However, being an electrical engineering student
> versus a computer engineering student, I am not very good at coding. I was
> wondering if someone could point me towards a tutorial or give me advice
> as to how to at least start this task? I have downloaded ROS, but am not
> really sure as to how I am supposed to use it or even get to it.


The documentation page on the ROS wiki should get you started nicely.
By all means take the time to work through a bunch of the basic


Running the SLAM code probably does not require any explicit coding on
your part, but will definitely require you to understand how ROS
components fit together.

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