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Robot installation

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

Keywords: lizi komodo robot installation

Tutorial Level: ADVANCED

Next Tutorial: Running the Komodo gazebo simulation

Install Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 LTS

Install Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 LTS from bootable USB drive (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop). The default user names and password are:

Lizi username: lizi

Komodo username: komodo

Password: a

When done, do not update graphic card drivers.

If you want a startup sound see, http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-enable-startup-login-sound-in-ubuntu-12-04-precise.html

Install ROS Hydro/Indogo

Install ROS Hydro/Indogo (Desktop-Full Install), see: http://wiki.ros.org/hydro/Installation/Ubuntu or http://wiki.ros.org/indigo/Installation/Ubuntu

Configure the ROS environment

Configure the ROS environment, see: http://wiki.ros.org/ROS/Tutorials/InstallingandConfiguringROSEnvironment

For the following instructions replace indigo by hydro if you are using the ROS Indigo:

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

Install the ric metapackage

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

$ sudo apt-get update
$ cd ~/catkin_ws/src
$ git clone -b indigo-devel https://github.com/robotican/ric.git
$ cd ..
$ catkin_make
$ roscd ric_robot/config/
$ sudo ./setup.sh
$ cd ~/catkin_ws
$ catkin_make

The last command will also install rosserial and offer to install additional required packages.


Wiki: ric_robot/Tutorials/Robot installation (last edited 2015-06-08 09:09:15 by yamgeva)