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Mastering with ROS:

TurtleBot 3

Learn how to work with a Turtlebot3 robot

Course Overview

Description

Within this Course, you are going to learn how you can start working with a TurtleBot3 robot using its both versions, Burger and Waffle.

 

What you’ll learn

  • Basic Usage and control of the TurtleBot 3 robot.
  • How to perform Navigation with TurtleBot 3.
  • Follow a line with TurtleBot 3.
  • Object Recognition with TurtleBot 3
  • Motion Planning in Moveit with TurtleBot 3

 

Level

Intermediate

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Duration

10h

Programming Languages

Python

Prerequisites

Basic ROS, Basic Python, Basic Linux, Basic TF

Course Syllabus

Unit 1: Introduction to the Course

A brief introduction to the Course, including a demo.

10 min.

Unit 2: Basic Usage

In this Unit, you are going to see some basic information you need to know before you start working with the Turtlebot3 robot. Relevant topics, basic motion, etc…

1 hr.

Unit 3: Navigation with TurtleBot 3

The first thing you will need for a robot that patrols is the ability to move around without crashing into everything, right?. Well, that’s what you are going to learn in this Unit! For this you will learn:

  • How to create a map of an environment
  • Localize the robot within the map
  • Path Planning with Obstacle Avoidance
  • Send a sequence of waypoints and execute those movements

4 hrs. 

Unit 4: Follow a line

In this unit, you will learn how to start using the most basic and also the most powerful tool for perception in ROS: OpenCV.

2 hrs.

Unit 5: Blob Tracking

In this unit, you will start using cameras in ROS and use the cmvision package for blob tracking.

2 hrs.

Unit 6: Perception and Object Recognition

This Unit will show you how to use Perception and Object Recognition to get the position of graspable objects.

1 hr. 30 min.

Unit 7: Motion Planning with MoveIt

This unit will show you how to create a Moveit Package for your manipulator robot. By completing this unit, you will be able to create a package that allows your robot to perform motion planning.

2 hrs.

MicroProject

This last unit is meant to practice some of the knowledge that you’ve gained during this course. You will do this by doing a project, which will be based on 2 parts:

  • The first part will consist of applying the Navigation concepts you learned during the Course
  • The second part will consist on perform some Motion Planning using code, instead of MoveIt.

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