Learning Robotics Using Python

Learning Robotics Using Python

by Lentin Joseph
Learning Robotics Using Python

Learning Robotics Using Python

by Lentin Joseph


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Bring robotics projects to life with Python! Discover how to harness everything from Blender to ROS and OpenCV with one of our most popular robotics books.

Key Features

  • Design, simulate, build and program an interactive autonomous mobile robot
  • Program Robot Operating System using Python
  • Get a grip on the hands-on guide to robotics for learning various robotics concepts and build an advanced robot from scratch
  • Book Description

    Learning about robotics will become an increasingly essential skill as it becomes a ubiquitous part of life. Even though robotics is a complex subject, several other tools along with Python can help you design a project to create an easy-to-use interface.

    Learning Robotics Using Python is an essential guide for creating an autonomous mobile robot using popular robotic software frameworks such as ROS using Python. It also discusses various robot software frameworks and how to go about coding the robot using Python and its framework. It concludes with creating a GUI-based application to control the robot using buttons and slides.

    By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a clear idea of how to integrate and assemble all things into a robot and how to bundle the software package.

    What you will learn

  • Understand the core concepts and terminologies of robotics
  • Create 2D and 3D drawings of robots using freeware such as LibreCAD and Blender
  • Simulate your robot using ROS and Gazebo
  • Build robot hardware from the requirements
  • Explore a diverse range of actuators and its interfacing
  • Interface various robotic sensors to robots
  • Set up and program OpenCV, OpenNI, and PCL to process 2D/3D visual data
  • Learn speech processing and synthesis using Python
  • Apply artificial intelligence to robots using Python
  • Build a robot control GUI using Qt and Python
  • Calibration and testing of robot

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781783287536
    Publisher: Packt Publishing
    Publication date: 05/30/2015
    Pages: 330
    Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.69(d)

    About the Author

    Lentin Joseph is an author and robotics entrepreneur from India. He runs a robotics software company called Qbotics Labs in India. He has 7 years of experience in the robotics domain primarily in ROS, OpenCV, and PCL. He has authored four books in ROS, namely, Learning Robotics using Python, Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming, ROS Robotics Projects, and Robot Operating System for Absolute Beginners. He is currently pursuing his master's in Robotics from India and is also doing research at Robotics Institute, CMU, USA.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to Robotics
    2. Mechanical Design of a Service Robot
    3. Working with Robot Simulation Using ROS and Gazebo
    4. Designing ChefBot Hardware
    5. Working with Robotic Actuators and Wheel Encoders
    6. Working with Robotic Sensors
    7. Programming Vision Sensors Using Python and ROS
    8. Working with Speech Recognition and Synthesis Using Python and ROS
    9. Applying Artificial Intelligence to ChefBot Using Python
    10. Integration of ChefBot Hardware and Interfacing it into ROS, Using Python
    11. Designing a GUI for a Robot Using Qt and Python
    12. The Calibration and Testing of ChefBot

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