[ros-users] New ROS book available: ROS By Example

Patrick Goebel 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:



http://www.pirobot.org <http://www.pirobot.org>

On 09/04/2012 06:50 AM, Patrick Goebel wrote:
> Hello ROS Fans,
> I have written a little book called /ROS By Example 
> <http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/ros-by-example---volume-1/13037556>/.  
> 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 
> Example 
> <http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/ros-by-example---volume-1/13037556>/ 
> 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.
> --patrick
> http://www.pirobot.org
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