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asked 2021-11-01 08:26:30 -0500

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I am making a indoor autonomous robot, but I am unable to make it possible. I know ROS Basics, and made a environment in Gazebo and made a robot using URDF but I don't know what to do next.

The indoor environment is a factory, the robot is using a lidar(HOKOYU). I don't know how to connect Gazebo model to ROS. can you help me with this?

How to make the robot navigate in the environment autonomously? Which packages should I use? How to make SWARM robot out of it? Which packages should I use?

I want to place the robot in the factory someplace then the robot has to navigate and build a map out of it and when ever I give a command to go to a place, it should go.

Basically the robot should go to a location (say a) and should pick some load and go to another location (say b) and should drop it there and the robot should communicate with other robots about the map, location of other robots.

Basically I want to make robot as similar to amazon kiva. Can anyone say how can I make it possible? Also please state the packages I need to use. I'm a beginner.

I want my own robot (mobile robot model) to navigate to do the tasks on its own. Please help me.

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answered 2021-11-18 13:38:45 -0500

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Hi @noobmaster67

You have many questions and therefore there could many answers, but if I understand you want direction on how to learn more about navigation, swarm robotics, mapping, autonomous driving, etc with ROS.

My suggestion is to purchase a book, there are many out there, but I'd recommend this book, recently released by Lentin Joseph , Jonathan Cacace. It's very clear, practical and well written.

The reason I suggest this approach is that this book builds progressively and will answer many of your questions. Second I think you will end up spending less time than searching around and trying to make connections to the many tutorials out there. With that foundation, then I believe you will be asking more specific questions about problems to solve.

Also look into many workshops offered, many are free. Keep at it, next thing you know you will be designing new robots.

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