ROS Resources: Documentation | Support | Discussion Forum | Index | Service Status | ros @ Robotics Stack Exchange
Ask Your Question

Turtlebot robot replacement

asked 2014-07-09 11:03:08 -0500

assil gravatar image

Hello all,

I'd like to use the turtlebot packages and softwares with an other robot base (not create, not roomba and not Kobuki).

Is this possible ?

If yes, can you tell please, what are the files that I must change (Launch files, nodes, packages, ...) to see my robot working ?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2014-07-09 19:26:34 -0500

mpthompson gravatar image

Yes, this is possible. If you don't have it already, I would suggest getting the book ROS By Example by R. Patrick Goebel. In this book Patrick goes step-by-step through the process required to get a robot similar to the Turtlebot up and running. This includes the nodes that implement motion control via motors, wheels and encoders and how they relate to the navigation and other ROS nodes which are not robot specific. With this information, you would gain a good sense of which turtlebot packages you would need to replace to get your specific platform running under ROS.

edit flag offensive delete link more


Thanks mpthompson for your answer :) Is there a free copy of this book or I must buy it online ?

assil gravatar image assil  ( 2014-07-10 03:57:00 -0500 )edit

The electronic version of the book can be purchased online for about $15 from: Definitely worth the money.

mpthompson gravatar image mpthompson  ( 2014-07-14 18:47:30 -0500 )edit

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2014-07-09 11:03:08 -0500

Seen: 196 times

Last updated: Jul 09 '14