ROS Robotics Projects: Make your robots see, sense, and interact with cool and engaging projects with Robotic Operating System Paperback – March 31, 2017
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About the Author
Lentin Joseph is an author, entrepreneur, electronics engineer, robotics enthusiast, machine vision expert, embedded programmer, and the founder and CEO of Qbotics Labs from India.
He completed his bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering at the Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT), Kerala. For his final year engineering project, he made a social robot that can interact with people. The project was a huge success and was mentioned in many forms of visual and print media. The main features of this robot were that it could communicate with people and reply intelligently and had some image processing capabilities such as face, motion, and color detection. The entire project was implemented using the Python programming language. His interest in robotics, image processing, and Python started with that project.
After his graduation, he worked for three years at a start-up company focusing on robotics and image processing. In the meantime, he learned to work with famous robotics software platforms such as Robot Operating System (ROS), V-REP, and Actin (a robotic simulation tool) and image processing libraries such as OpenCV, OpenNI, and PCL. He also knows about 3D robot design and embedded programming on Arduino and Tiva Launchpad.
After three years of work experience, he started a new company called Qbotics Labs, which mainly focuses on research into building some great products in domains such as robotics and machine vision. He maintains a personal website and a technology blog called technolabsz. He publishes his works on his tech blog. He was also a speaker at PyCon2013, India, on the topic Learning Robotics Using Python.
Lentin is the author of the books Learning Robotics Using Python (learn-robotics.com) and Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming (mastering-ros.com), both by Packt Publishing. The first book was about building an autonomous mobile robot using ROS and OpenCV. This book was launched at ICRA 2015 and was featured on the ROS blog, Robohub, OpenCV, the Python website, and various other such forums. The second book is on mastering Robot Operating System, which was also launched at ICRA 2016, and is one of the bestselling books on ROS.
Lentin and his team were also winners of the HRATC 2016 challenge conducted as a part of ICRA 2016. He was also a finalist in the ICRA 2015 challenge, HRATC
- Item Weight : 1.7 pounds
- Paperback : 452 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1783554711
- ISBN-13 : 978-1783554713
- Publisher : Packt Publishing (March 31, 2017)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 1.02 x 9.25 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #534,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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