Welcome to the course on ROS for Beginners III Web-based Navigation with ROSBridge. I am Anis Koubaa, and I will be your instructor in this course. This course is the third course in the series ROS For Beginners. It is a project-based course that deals with how to develop a web interface to teleoperate and interact with ROS-enabled robots.
Why this course?
This course represents a first step into the world of cloud robotics.
Cloud robotics is an emerging topic in the last few years and it aims at integrating mobile robots with cloud computing systems and the Internet of Things through web services interfaces.
Besides, I have developed this course because there are not sufficient pointers and no comprehensive tutorials on how to make web browsers interact with robots.
What's worth in this course?
This course is unique in the sense that it is designed to Bridge the gap between the robotics world and the web development world.
In fact, most of the engineers who work in the robotic area do not have a background in web development, and most of the web developers do not have a background on robots or ROS. This course bridges these two areas together and provides a systematic introduction to the topic of web development for ROS-enabled robots.
You will learn all the tricks in a step-by-step approach to help you save plenty of time looking around for scattered documentation.
To take the most benefit from this course, you should be already familiar with Robot Operating System (ROS) and its navigation stack. If you are not familiar with ROS, then take by two courses ROS For Beginners I and ROS For Beginners II before diving into this course.
It is not required that you have any Prior knowledge of ReactJS because I will introduce all the essential concepts in this course.
Welcome to the course and I wish you a pleasant learning experience.