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asked 2012-11-02 01:34:02 -0500

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updated 2014-04-20 14:09:28 -0500

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Hi everybody I understand ROS is an operating system for robots. I have installed it both on a robot and on a linux machine. I want to write a program that will give me information from the robot's camera(s) and sensors. This program will be a user interface of what the robot sees and senses. My question might sound very stupid but I have to ask this so I can get it clear in my head: Do I use ROS to write this "user interface program" or do I use a regular programming language like C++ to do this?

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answered 2012-11-02 01:50:01 -0500

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Have a look at the ros wiki to find out more about what ros actually is, in particular this page.

ROS is not a specific programming language. It is a set of utilities and libraries for implementing all different kinds of functionality on robots. Among other things, it provides many C++ libraries.

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answered 2012-11-02 07:20:20 -0500

As another answer mentioned, ROS is not a specific programming language. ROS let you easily develop your program without worrying how camera(s) and sensors work.

If you want to write programs using functions provided by ROS, you can take a quick view of these tutorials(especially 5~7. Node, Topic, Service are important concepts.)

Once you got some basic knowledge, you can try this tutorial to write a useful program by yourself, at that time you can fully understand what ROS stands for and how to write your program.

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