Workstation packages installation


In this section we will present the installation of all required packages for the workstation.

ROS installation

In order to fully test the robots features we recommend using:

· Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

· ROS Indigo

The Ubuntu installation is beyond the scope of this tutorial, please refer to:

We recommend following the tutorial for ROS Indigo install on ROS Wiki:

Please note that the Desktop-Full Install configuration is mandatory in order to test all functionalities of the robot:

$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full

To test your installation, please proceed to the ROS Tutorials

Mini-Lab packages installation

After Creating your catkin_ws and the src folder, download the Mini-Lab packages from the GitHub repository:

For ROS Indigo and later you should install some packages before compiling the workspace.

$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-gmapping ros-indigo-navigation ros-indigo-robot-state-publisher ros-indigo-move-base ros-indigo-amcl ros-indigo-hokuyo-node ros-indigo-depthimage-to-laserscan ros-indigo-joy ros-indigo-openni-camera ros-indigo-rqt-image-view

To start using the Mini-Lab simulation, you should copy the following packages folders in the package directory catkin_ws/src/ in the workstation:


The packages should be ready after compiling the workspace:

$ cd ~/catkin_ws/
$ catkin_make

What Next?

Network configuration

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Wiki: Mini-Lab/Tutorials/Workstation_install (last edited 2017-01-04 10:24:38 by Wissem Achour)