What is a ROS Topic?

You are starting with ROS and are wondering: what is a ROS topic ? To explain what is a ROS topic, I will use here a different approach from what you can already find on the Internet. Instead of giving you a bunch of code to write and run, I will use a real life … Read more

What is a ROS Node?

As you start to learn ROS, you’ve quickly discovered that everything in ROS is made with components called nodes. So, what is a ROS node ? In this post I’ll explain you the concept and the “why” behind ROS nodes. It’s important to know why you need them before you actually use them for real. … Read more

Is Arduino Used in Real Life Products?

You may have already used an Arduino board, or you are thinking about whether you should use one or not. And you have this question in mind: is Arduino used in real-life products and applications? For example, is there any chance that the remote control of your TV has an embedded Arduino board, or your … Read more

When To Use Python vs C++ in Robotics?

C++ and Python are probably the 2 most used languages when it comes to program robots. C++ for performance and Python for the ease of use. Of course, there are now many other languages that you can use. For example, JavaScript. You can create some parts of your robotic application with NodeJs/JavaScript, create a GUI … Read more