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Lizi robot installation

Description: This tutorial covers the required steps for installing the Lizi robot software on a new computer.

Keywords: lizi robot installation

Tutorial Level: ADVANCED

Install Ubuntu 12.04.01 LTS (32bit)

Install Ubuntu 12.04.01 LTS (32bit) from bootable USB drive ( The default lizi robot user name and password are: Username: lizi Password: a When done, do not update graphic card drivers.

Install ROS Hydro

Install ROS Hydro (Desktop-Full Install), see:

Configure the ROS environment

Configure the ROS environment, see:

Do not forget: in ~/.bashrc replace: "source /opt/ros/hydro/setup.bash" with: "source ~/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash" (without "")

Install the lizi_robot metapackage

Follow these steps (change 'catkin_ws' to your ROS workspace name):

$ cd ~/catkin_ws/src
$ git clone
$ cd ..
$ catkin_make
$ roscd lizi/config/
$ sudo ./

The last command will also install rosserial and offer to install openni2, usb-cam and openssh packages.


Wiki: lizi_robot/Tutorials/Lizi robot installation (last edited 2014-07-02 05:33:44 by yamgeva)