ROS2 Robotics Developer Course - Using ROS2 In Python
What you'll learn
- Learn about the tools available in the ROS2 Framework
- Learn how to use the new ROS2 Client Library to develop code for robots in Python
- Learn about Robotics Simulation Tools to create virtual Robotic environments
- General Computer Skills
- Experience with Python programming language
- A computer capable of running ROS2 OR a Virtual Machine
- Some experience with Linux is recommended, but not required
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 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.
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 Python
Hey there, I'm Raymond Andrade.
I am a Robotic Systems Developer, specializing in software development for marine robotic systems. Besides working in the field of marine robotics, I was the project manager of the University of Hawaii Marine Robotics Research lab during my time there doing my undergraduate degree. There I spearheaded robotics projects such as the RobotX challenge, to marine robotics demonstrations in partnership with the US Navy and NATO allies.
In my courses I hope to provide a clear and aesthetically appealing approach to teaching. Searching the internet for relevant robotics content that is easy to understand can be tricky. Therefore I try to keep my courses as high a quality as possible, packed with one-on-one discussions, aesthetic animations, and walk through coding exercises.
I hope to help make robots more prevalent in everyday society. Hopefully together we can create robots everyone can benefit from.