Learn how to use the Robot Operating System (ROS) version 2 platform (ROS2) which is used to program real world robotics.
From Industrial Robots, to Autonomous Cars, to Research & Development systems; ROS is the back-bone of a wide variety of automated systems.
The course is designed for beginners with little, to no experience using ROS2. The coding in this course is done in C++ using ROS2 Humble. We will go over installation of ROS2, how to develop code that uses the framework, and even go over simulation tools so you can make your own robot and control it in simulation, with code that can easily be ported to a real robotic system.
This course is also well suited towards developers who utilized the previous ROS version, and want to learn how to use the newly reworked ROS2 API. It is also worth noting unlike ROS1, ROS2 has cross-platform support which allows it to be used on Ubuntu, Windows 10, and some versions of MacOS. ROS2 also allows for compatibility with ROS1 systems, so you can integrate your new ROS2 projects with your previous ROS1 systems.
The course is broken into 7 main sections:
- Course Introduction
- Environment Setup
- ROS2 Overview
- Using ROS2 in C++
- Additional ROS2 Tools
- Robotics Simulation
- Advanced Features In ROS2
Section 1 is a general introduction to the course.
In section 2 you will learn how to setup your computer to be able to run ROS 2. This includes utilizing the Ubuntu operating system, installing ROS 2, and introducing you to the code editors we will be using in this course.
In section 3 I will teach you at a high level what “tools” are included in the ROS 2 framework, and what each of them do.
You will spend the majority of this course in section 4, learning how to implement all the various ROS2 tools in your very own C++ code.
Section 5 will look at some tools which ROS2 provides outside of the coding environment.
Section 6 will touch on using the simulation and sensor data visualization tools ROS 2 has to offer.
Section 6 will go over advanced features of ROS 2. This will cover building ROS 2 from source in order to utilize tools such as SROS, which allows you to secure your topic data, as well as utilizing the ROS 2 bridge which lets you communicate with ROS 1 Nodes.
We will also be working with the famous OpenCV library to work with image data coming from our robot’s camera.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to programming, using the new and improved version of the most widely used open source robotics platform: ROS version 2.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who want to learn more about the newly developed ROS2 Framework For Robotics Software Development
- ROS1 Developers who want to learn what new features are available in ROS2 and how to utilize it’s new API
- Anyone who wants to learn how to program robots in C++
- General Computer Skills
- Experience with C++ programming language
- A computer capable of running ROS2 or a Virtual Machine
- Some experience with Linux is recommended, but not required
Last Updated 11/2022