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Robot Operating System (ROS)

The Complete Reference (Volume 2)

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  • Is the second volume of carefully edited chapters devoted to the robot operating system (ROS) with working examples, demonstrations, and illustrations
  • Includes supplementary material representing all the codes provided by the authors,
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of robot operating systems (ROS), which are currently considered the main development framework for robotics applications
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Part of the book series: Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI, volume 707)

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This second volume is a continuation of the successful first volume of this Springer book, and as well as addressing broader topics it puts a particular focus on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with Robot Operating System (ROS). Consisting of three types of chapters: tutorials, cases studies, and research papers, it provides comprehensive additional material on ROS and the aspects of developing robotics systems, algorithms, frameworks, and applications with ROS.

ROS is being increasingly integrated in almost all kinds of robots and is becoming the de-facto standard for developing applications and systems for robotics. Although the research community is actively developing applications with ROS and extending its features, amount of literature references is not representative of the huge amount of work being done.

The book includes 19 chapters organized into six parts: Part 1 presents the control of UAVs with ROS, while in Part 2, three chapters deal with control of mobile robots. Part 3 provides recent work toward integrating ROS with Internet, cloud and distributed systems. Part 4 offers five case studies of service robots and field experiments. Part 5 presents signal-processing tools for perception and sensing, and lastly, Part 6 introduces advanced simulation frameworks.

The diversity of topics in the book makes it a unique and valuable reference resource for ROS users, researchers, learners and developers. 

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Control of UAVs

  2. Control of Mobile Robots

  3. Integration of ROS with Internet and Distributed Systems

  4. Service Robots and Fields Experimental

  5. Perception and Sensing

Editors and Affiliations

  • College of CS & Informat Systems, Prince Sultan University College of CS & Informat Systems, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Anis Koubaa

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Robot Operating System (ROS)

  • Book Subtitle: The Complete Reference (Volume 2)

  • Editors: Anis Koubaa

  • Series Title: Studies in Computational Intelligence

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-54926-2Published: 07 June 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-85523-3Published: 02 August 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-54927-9Published: 25 May 2017

  • Series ISSN: 1860-949X

  • Series E-ISSN: 1860-9503

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 655

  • Number of Illustrations: 88 b/w illustrations, 256 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Robotics and Automation, Computational Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence

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