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What is the purpose of the beginner tutorials? I'm following them but I'm not sure what I am doing or why.

asked 2019-08-25 15:55:57 -0500

Underdog gravatar image

This is where I am and I am sort of familiar with linux, I managed to install a few different distros to this machine. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial), Kinetic Kame ROS, and trying to get Gazebo working.

Its just not clear to me why I have to do all of this... I'd like to jump right into building robotics simulations.

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Observation: you've tagged this ros2 and xenial, but then link to the Catkin tutorials, which are ROS 1 only.

Could you clarify?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-08-26 02:18:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-08-25 23:44:28 -0500

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Topics, Services, Parameters, and catkin (the build system) are all prerequisites for building and controlling ROS robots.

If you want a better overview of how all of these things are used in a robotics simulation environment, take a look at the turtlesim tutorials:

If you specifically want to use gazebo, you may also want to look at the gazebo tutorials:

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answered 2019-08-26 03:44:19 -0500

Ktysai gravatar image

Hi there!

I'm a beginner, too in ROS! And the life is not that easy with it, but for sure without it much code I've had to do.

For the moment I do some paid classes at robotignite and build real robot using ros. After many tutorials, the hands on approach plus the classes gave me the biggest gain with ROS.

Watch this guy, it has some insights about the course and his notes are my god veeery neat :)

Good luck!

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Robotignite is the best practical resource for getting familiar with ROS. All of the simulations and packages are set up for you. I did the Udacity Nanodegree too, but expensive for similar coverage of topics.

prefpkg21 gravatar image prefpkg21  ( 2019-08-26 07:25:18 -0500 )edit

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