Ubuntu installation

In order to run the public simulation of TIAGo it is preferable to get a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS as follows

  • wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso

Use this ISO to install a fresh Ubuntu OS in your development computer. Afterwards, you can proceed installing ROS as explained in the next section.

ROS installation

Set up ROS packages sources

In order to install the required ROS packages for running TIAGo's simulation first, as explained in ROS Melodic installation, it is required to include packages.ros.org in the debian sources:

Configure your Ubuntu repositories

Configure your Ubuntu repositories to allow "restricted," "universe," and "multiverse." You can follow the Ubuntu guide for instructions on doing this.

Setup your sources.list

Setup your computer to accept software from packages.ros.org.

  • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'


Source Debs are also available

Set up your keys

  • sudo apt-key adv --keyserver 'hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80' --recv-key C1CF6E31E6BADE8868B172B4F42ED6FBAB17C654

If you experience issues connecting to the keyserver, you can try substituting hkp://pgp.mit.edu:80 or hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 in the previous command.

Alternatively, you can use curl instead of the apt-key command, which can be helpful if you are behind a proxy server:

  • curl -sSL 'http://keyserver.ubuntu.com/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xC1CF6E31E6BADE8868B172B4F42ED6FBAB17C654' | sudo apt-key add -

ROS packages installation

install use the following instruction

  • sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install git python-rosinstall ros-melodic-desktop-full python-catkin-tools ros-melodic-joint-state-controller ros-melodic-twist-mux ros-melodic-ompl ros-melodic-controller-manager ros-melodic-moveit-core ros-melodic-moveit-ros-perception ros-melodic-moveit-ros-move-group ros-melodic-moveit-kinematics ros-melodic-moveit-ros-planning-interface ros-melodic-moveit-simple-controller-manager ros-melodic-moveit-planners-ompl ros-melodic-joy ros-melodic-joy-teleop ros-melodic-teleop-tools ros-melodic-control-toolbox ros-melodic-sound-play ros-melodic-navigation ros-melodic-depthimage-to-laserscan ros-melodic-moveit-commander

Append the following command to ~/.bashrc to allow any console to use the catkin commands

  • source /opt/ros/melodic/setup.bash

Wiki: Robots/TIAGo/Tutorials/Installation/Ubuntu_melodic (last edited 2020-11-19 11:02:30 by Daniel Lopez Puig)