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BASICS ROS

TF ROS 101

To finally understand TF and Robot State Publisher in ROS

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Course Overview

Full Course for Beginners

Imagine the following scenario: you have a robot with a laser mounted on it. In order to be able to use the laser data (ej. to detect an obstacle), the robot needs to know WHERE that laser is mounted in the robot. If you don't provide this information to the robot, when the laser detects that obstacle, how can the robot know where the object is? Is it in front of the robot? Or is it behind it?

Well, this relation between the different parts (frames) of a robot is what is handled by ROS TFs. In this course, you will be able to understand how TF work by practising in several hands-on exercises.

What You Will Learn

ROS Course for Beginners

How to Visualize TFs

How Publish & Subscribe to TF data

Understanding Transformations & Frames

Understanding Robot State Publisher & Joint State Publisher

Be comfortable with common TF Command-line Tools.

Understanding Static Transform Publisher

Robots Used in This Course

Learn ROS through hands-on exercises from day one!

Pi Robot

Pi Robot

TurtleBot 2

TurtleBot 2

Your TF Learning Path

We guide you through each step

  • Why you need to learn TFs
  • Practice First: Playing with TurtleSim
  • How to Visualize TFs
  • How to publish TF data (Broadcaster)
  • How to Subscribe to TF data
  • Discover how they work on a robot simulation

QUIZ: Launch your own Robot State Publisher & Joint State Publisher for Pi-Robot 

  • How to publish Static Transforms using static_trasnforms_publishers

QUIZ: Connect 2 TurtleBots using Static Transforms

Ready to Become a ROS Developer?

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