ROS usage in the classroom
Please describe your class and your experiences here.
Stanford: CS324 - Perception for Manipulation
In this class we recommend Ubuntu Linux, in particular Ubuntu Karmic (Ubuntu 9.10).
Follow the Ubuntu installation instructions. If your laptop has a 64-bit processors (many new laptops do), click on the Alternative download options, including Windows installer and choose the 64 bit architecture.
If you have a laptop running Windows Vista, you can use the Ubuntu Windows Installer.
To install ROS on your Ubuntu machine, the simplest option is to directly install everything using pre-compiled binaries. Follow the instructions on the ROS installation page. Choose the option for Ubuntu Karmic in Step 1.1 and PR2 as your preferred installation in Step 1.3.