Alright, you just installed ROS and became very proud of your haxor abilities because of how smooth it went.....uh...duh....now what?
It's time to learn ROS...
ROS's homepage provides a great list of tutorials on the principles of ROS but many of them aren't necessary for you to do immediately. Below is a list of tutorials that we feel are the most useful and relevant to the class. I suggest you do them first.
Ben's 'Introduction to ROS' presentation
The following list of tutorials assumes that we are using Matlab for the first few projects. It also assumes we are not using the Navigation Stack. Before the final project, We'll post a list of tutorials necessary for projects in different fields (manipulation, navigation, vision etc).
High Priority Tutorials (You should do these the first weekend of the course)
Navigating the ROS Filesystem
Creating a ROS Package
Building a ROS Package
Understanding ROS Nodes
Understanding ROS Topics
Understanding ROS Services and Parameters
Using rxconsole and roslaunch
Navigating the ROS wiki
ROS Command Line Tools (for your reference in the future)
Installing and Starting Gazebo
Rviz User Guide
Rviz Videos (not the tutorials at the top)
Now is a good time to print out the ROS Cheat Sheet.