RPLIDAR is a low cost LIDAR sensor suitable for indoor robotic SLAM application. It provides 360 degree scan field, 5.5hz/10hz rotating frequency with guaranteed 8 meter ranger distance. By means of the high speed image processing engine designed by RoboPeak, the whole cost are reduced greatly,RPLIDAR is the ideal sensor in cost sensitive areas like robots consumer and hardware hobbyist. Besides, ROS (Robot Operating System) is a popular software library for robotics programming. It is free, open-source, and used by robotics researchers and companies around the world. In this page, you will find a gallery of RPLIDAR Tutorials, some of them basing on ROS platforms.
This video introduces ROS and describes its advantages and disadvantages. It also walks through installing ROS Indigo on Ubuntu 14.04, installing the Turtlebot software, and running the Turtlebot simulation in Gazebo.
This tutorial introduces ROS Nodes, Publishers, Subscribers, Topics, and Messages, and discusses tools for working with them. It also talks briefly about the ROS Master and how nodes communicate. Finally, it introduces a programming lab, which we walk through in the next video in the series.