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Get Started with ROS Toolbox

Design, simulate, and deploy ROS-based applications

ROS Toolbox provides an interface connecting MATLAB® and Simulink® with the Robot Operating System (ROS and ROS 2). With the toolbox, you can design a network of ROS nodes and combine MATLAB or Simulink generated ROS nodes with your existing ROS network.

The toolbox includes MATLAB functions and Simulink blocks to visualize and analyze ROS data by recording, importing, and playing back rosbag files. You can also connect to a live ROS network to access ROS messages.

The toolbox lets you verify ROS nodes via desktop simulation and by connecting to external robot simulators such as Gazebo or to hardware. ROS Toolbox supports C++ and CUDA® code generation (with MATLAB Coder™, Simulink Coder, and GPU Coder™), enabling you to automatically generate ROS nodes from a MATLAB script or Simulink model and deploy to simulated or physical hardware. Support for Simulink external mode lets you view messages and change parameters while your model is running on hardware.


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What Is ROS Toolbox?
Explore how you can use ROS Toolbox for design and development of autonomous systems.

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Programming Robots with ROS and ROS 2 using MATLAB and Simulink
Connect to ROS and ROS 2, design robotic perception and control algorithms in MATLAB and Simulink, and deploy them as standalone ROS nodes.

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Automated ROS and ROS 2 Node Generation from Prototyping to Production
Deploy C++ and CUDA- optimized ROS or ROS 2 nodes from MATLAB scripts and Simulink models.