Learn how to use the Robot Operating System (ROS) version 2 platform (ROS2) which is used to program real world robotics.
The course is designed for beginners with little, to no experience using ROS2. The coding in this course is done in Python 3 using ROS2 Foxy. 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 MacOs Mojave. 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 6 main sections:
Using ROS2 in Python
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 Python code.
Section 5 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.