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Robot Operating System (ROS)

The Complete Reference (Volume 4)

  • Anis Koubaa

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 831)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Navigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Portugal, André Araújo, Micael S. Couceiro
      Pages 3-23
    3. Rodrigo Rill-García, Jose Martinez-Carranza, Edgar Granados, Marco Morales
      Pages 25-51
  3. Quadcopters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Antonio Matus-Vargas, Gustavo Rodriguez-Gomez, Jose Martinez-Carranza
      Pages 55-79
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Giovanni Toffetti, Thomas Michael Bohnert
      Pages 119-146
    3. Oswualdo Alquisiris-Quecha, Jose Martinez-Carranza
      Pages 147-162
  5. ROS Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Bernhard Dieber, Ruffin White, Sebastian Taurer, Benjamin Breiling, Gianluca Caiazza, Henrik Christensen et al.
      Pages 183-225

About this book


This is the fourth volume of the successful series Robot Operating Systems: The Complete Reference, providing a comprehensive overview of robot operating systems (ROS), which is currently the main development framework for robotics applications, as well as the latest trends and contributed systems. The book is divided into four parts: Part 1 features two papers on navigation, discussing SLAM and path planning. Part 2 focuses on the integration of ROS into quadcopters and their control. Part 3 then discusses two emerging applications for robotics: cloud robotics, and video stabilization. Part 4 presents tools developed for ROS; the first is a practical alternative to the roslaunch system, and the second is related to penetration testing. This book is a valuable resource for ROS users and wanting to learn more about ROS capabilities and features.


Robot Operating System Overview Robot Control Robot Navigation Arm Manipulation Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Robot Perception Real-world Application Deployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Anis Koubaa
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer Science and Information SystemsPrince Sultan UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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