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Navigation, Path Planning & Control Using amcl Package

In the previous lesson, we understood what localization, mapping, and SLAM mean in Robotics, we also launched the Turtlebot3 gmapping package in Gazebo, and drew a global map using the robot’s LIDAR (localization + mapping).

turtlebot3 gmapping localization and mapping
turtlebot3 gmapping package

In this lesson in the series of lessons on ROS tutorials, we will first understand what navigation, path planning, and control mean in robotics. Then, we will launch the navigation package (amcl package) in Gazebo to localize a robot during motion. Afterward, we will set an autonomous motion for a robot starting from the initial pose to the target pose using RVIZ.

navigation path planning control ros using amcl package
navigation, path planning, and control in ROS using amcl package

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