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What are the steps of having ROS on a custom robot?

asked 2013-08-07 21:42:03 -0500

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hi there, I'm new to ROS and it was a bit hard for me to start with ROS because I used to program my robots on my own with some languages like C# or C++ and I didn't care about being global and so on. now I've got a costume robot which has a kinect and some sensors which are connected to some micro-controllers and i can receive their data through Serial-Port. my question is what are the steps to start with having ROS for my robot? I mean after I read the tutorials what should I do in general and step by step? from where should I start?


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answered 2013-08-10 00:30:06 -0500

noonv gravatar image

look iRobot Create (Turtlebot)

my arduino example

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The TurtleBot software, tutorials and examples are definitely good sources of information for starters. Since you are mentioning the serial connection, you might also want to look at [rosserial](

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-09-09 19:49:15 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-08-21 21:26:16 -0500

Adolfo Rodriguez T gravatar image

I'd suggest you to take a look at ros_control. It's not yet officially released, but quite usable. These resources are currently available to give you an idea of what you can get from ros_control:

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