Dr. Chi N. Thai's Books
Dr. Chi Thai has retired from 31 years of teaching and research at the University of Georgia (College of Engineering) in Educational Robotics. He has been collaborating with UGA Torrance Center to teach robotics to Duke TIP students, and with the UGA GA Center to teach robotics to middle-schoolers.
Dr. Chi Thai has extensive experience with the ROBOTIS Systems, and has written several books related to different ROBOTIS kits. These books can be used as a curriculum for learning with ROBOTIS Systems, and also as a strong reference point of how to use and utilize ROBOTIS Systems.
From one educator to many others, here is Dr. Chi Thai's guide to Developing Lesson Plans using his books.
ROS Robot Programming
Dr. Pyo, who is the Lead Engineer on the ROBOTIS Open Source Platform Team, along with HanCheol Cho, RyuWoon Jung, and TaeHoon Lim, who are all a part of his team, have written a new ROS book. The title of this new book is "ROS Robot Programming, A Handbook Written by TurtleBot3 Developers."
Here is a word from Dr. Pyo:
This book is a ROS robot programming guide based on the experiences we had accumulated from ROS projects like TurtleBot3, OpenCR and OpenManipulator. We tried to make this a comprehensive guide that covers all aspects necessary for a beginner in ROS. Topics such as embedded system, mobile robots, and robot arms programmed with ROS are included. For those who are new to ROS, there are footnotes throughout the book providing more information on the web. Through this book, we hope that more people will be aware of and participate in bringing forward the ever-accelerating collective knowledge of Robotics Engineering.
[This Handbook is written for]
College students and graduate students who want to learn robot programming based on ROS (Robot Operating system) and also for professional researchers and engineers who work on robot development or software programming.
We have tried to offer detailed information we learned while working on TurtleBot3 and OpenManipulator. We hope this book will be the complete handbook for beginners in ROS and more people will contribute to the ever-growing community of open robotics.
For more information on the book, and to download the book in PDF format in English and Chinese, please check out our Robot Source post here.
EDBOT Teaching Resources
Our partner, RobotsinSchools in the UK, has won "Best Robot" at BETT 2018 for the 2nd consecutive year in a row! They are making coding in Scratch, Python, C++ and many more programming languages fun for children utilizing the ROBOTIS MINI. They have made their Teaching Resources available to guide and aid teachers in their efforts to teach coding to kids around the globe.