Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming by Lentin Joseph is an advanced guide book of Robotics Operating System. The book is perfect for those with some basic in ROS and want to hone their robotics knowledge and ability. However, the book still offers a brief introduction to ROS with the basics knowledge in the first chapter to refresh the concepts and it can be really helpful for beginners.
Cover and Details of Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming by Lentin Joseph (PDF)
- Title: Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming
- Author: Lentin Joseph
- Publisher: Packt Publishing
- Date Published: December 18, 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1783551798
- ISBN-13: 9781783551798
Summary of the Book
ROS (Robotics Operating System) is widely used in robotics companies, universities, and robotics research institutes for designing, building, and simulating a robot model and interfacing it into real hardware. ROS is now an essential requirement for Robotic engineers; this guide can help you acquire knowledge of ROS and can also help you polish your skills in ROS using interactive examples.
Reviews of Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming
The content was ok, but the tutorials seemed to skip steps and assume knowledge occasionally. For example p. 111 says to “add fixed frame:/odom” and the topic /scan” with no indication of what that means or how to do it. I did come in with a general understanding of ROS concepts, but not a specific experience with ROS tools, so perhaps I was missing some prerequisites for a “mastering” book.
A minor note was that the books were obviously written by proficient but non-native English speakers, so there are several consistently odd language patterns that I found a bit off putting. Example: a group of code in English is (admittedly illogically) still just code, so the constant misuse of the word “codes” to refer to code grated on me. (by KDG, amazon.com)
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