Lab 1 - Introduction to ROS
The goal of this lab assignment is to get you familiar with the various paradigms and uses of ROS and how it can be used to build robust robotic systems. ROS is a meta-operating system which simplifies inter-process communication between elements of a robot’s perception planning and control systems.
The following fundamentals should be understood by the students upon completion of this lab:
Understanding the directory structure and framework of ROS
Understanding how publishers and subscribers are implemented
Implementing custom messages
Understanding Cmake lists and package.XML files
Working with launch files
Working with Rviz
Working with Bag files
Required Skills: Python or C++ (or at least some programming experience)
Allotted Time: 1 week
The repository contains the latex source files as well as any skeleton code. Compile the latex source files to view the most up to date handout.