From the series: MATLAB and Simulink Robotics Arena
Sebastian Castro, MathWorks
Pulkit Kapur, MathWorks
Sebastian Castro and Pulkit Kapur discuss how to use Simulink® with the Robot Operating System (ROS).
First, Sebastian and Pulkit introduce the workflows for connecting Simulink and ROS using the Robotics System Toolbox™. You will learn some software features, templates, and best practices to help you implement common ROS programming constructs in Simulink. You will also learn how to combine MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow® as modeling tools for different types of algorithms within a Simulink block diagram.
Finally, you will see a demonstration of the concepts above through an autonomous object tracking example. This example implements best practices with Simulink and Robotics System Toolbox. It also highlights the modularity of MATLAB and ROS by showing the algorithm using real and simulated TurtleBot® robotic platforms, as well as a webcam.
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