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Is there a book on gazebo?

asked 2016-09-01 23:40:00 -0600

Vinh K gravatar image

Hi all,

I am working on a turtlebot with gazebo. However, I am looking for more documentation on gazebo with ros using turtlebots as the ground robots. So far, I have not gotten far to find good book on it. Please help.

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answered 2016-09-02 13:03:53 -0600

as far as I know, no such book exists. They will be mentions of gazebo in various ROS books, but no book solely on gazebo.

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I see. What is the best way to learn Gazebo so one can incorporate it with ROS?

Vinh K gravatar imageVinh K ( 2016-09-02 13:24:22 -0600 )edit
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I think the best way to learn about Gazebo is following the tutorials, they're constantly updated. http://gazebosim.org/tutorials

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2016-09-02 15:50:41 -0600 )edit

In addition to tutorials there are two good books: 'ROS BY EXAMPLE' vol.2 (vol.1 is good for turtlebot, but without gazebo) and 'Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming'

shpower gravatar imageshpower ( 2016-09-04 05:49:59 -0600 )edit
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answered 2017-11-24 04:47:18 -0600

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updated 2017-11-27 13:53:52 -0600

To complement the answer above books and chapters which contain content about gazebo:

ROS Robotics by Example 1st edition

  • Chapter 2, Creating Your First Two-Wheeled ROS Robot (in Simulation)
  • Chapter 3. Driving Around with TurtleBot
  • Chapter 5. Creating Your First Robot Arm (in Simulation)
  • Chapter 6. Wobbling Robot Arms Using Joint Control
  • Chapter 7. Making a Robot Fly

Learning Robotics using Python 1st edition

  • Chapter 3: Working with Robot Simulation Using ROS and Gazebo

Learning ROS for Robotics Programming 2nd edition

  • Chapter 7. 3D Modeling and Simulation
  • Chapter 8. The Navigation Stack - Robot Setups
  • Chapter 10. Manipulation with MoveIt!

Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming 1st edition

  • Chapter 3. Simulating Robots Using ROS and Gazebo
  • Chapter 4. Using the ROS MoveIt! and Navigation Stack
  • Chapter 5. Working with Pluginlib, Nodelets, and Gazebo Plugins
  • Chapter 10. Exploring the Advanced Capabilities of ROS-MoveIt!

Programming Robots with ROS: A Practical Introduction to the Robot Operating System 1st edition

  • Chapter 6: Robots and Simulators
  • Chapter 7: Wander-bot
  • Chapter 8: Teleop-bot
  • Chapter 11: Chess-bot
  • Chapter 12: Follow-bot
  • Chapter 14: Stockroom-bot
  • Chapter 16: Your Own Mobile Robot
  • Chapter 18: Your Own Robot Arm
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