Our paper, published in Jamris, describes our experiences with introducing modern robotics through Robot Operating System. ROS framework allows rapid robot prototyping and gives access to many state-of-the-art robotic solutions. It is however, software oriented and requires its users to understand well software development ideas and methods. While teaching undergraduate students ROS, we came up with some solutions how to introduce it to people without a deep background in computer science. The paper presents our Mymodel robot application that simplifies modeling of the robots using URDF format and some Arduino based programs. We have also reported results of students’ projects.
The paper is availible here: Introducing modern robotics with ROS and Arduino DOI: 10.14313/JAMRIS_1-2014/9