[ros-users] New ROS book available: ROS By Example
patrick at pirobot.org
Sat Sep 8 01:51:57 UTC 2012
A print version of the book "ROS By Example" is now available at:
The PDF version is still available at:
On 09/04/2012 06:50 AM, Patrick Goebel wrote:
> Hello ROS Fans,
> I have written a little book called /ROS By Example
> The book is aimed at new ROS users who want to go beyond the Beginner
> Tutorials and create some working ROS applications, either in
> simulation or on a real robot like the TurtleBot. The book provides
> step-by-step explanations of a number of ROS programming examples
> using code that can be downloaded from the accompanying ros-by-example
> <http://code.google.com/p/ros-by-example/> repository. You can see a
> preview of the book including the table of contents on the /ROS By
> web page.
> There are some important caveats if you are considering getting the book:
> * The companion code is written for ROS Electric, not Fuerte.
> * I have tested the code under Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.10 but not 12.04
> since Debian packages are not available for ROS Electric under 12.04.
> * The book assumes the reader has done at least the Beginner
> Tutorials on the ROS Wiki. It also assumes at least a one-time
> reading of the TF tutorials. In fact, there are a lot of links in
> the book that point back to the Wiki but this is all in the spirit
> of not reinventing the wheel.
> * The code samples are written in Python, not C++ so if you don't
> like Python, this book probably isn't for you!
> * A print version of the book will be coming soon (hopefully in the
> next week or two) but I think the PDF version will probably be
> more useful to most folks.
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