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Description: Installing the rocon_app_platform/rocon_concert environment.

Keywords: rocon concert app_manager installation

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER


This tutorial guides you through the installation of the rocon stacks and their dependencies.

Install from Debs

Install from Source

Debs Installation


Follow the generic ubuntu instructions for a ros-hydro-desktop-full installation.

Then the rocon stacks and zeroconf.

> sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-zeroconf-avahi ros-hydro-rocon


In different shells:

> . /opt/ros/hydro/setup.bash
> rocon_launch chatter_concert chatter.concert

Source Installation

The default source installation uses the stable hydro (not the hydro-devel) branches on github. If you want the development branches, simply replace hydro with hydro-devel in the rosinstall's url.

Ros Preparation

We'll need catkin and a few useful workspace tools.

> sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-catkin ros-hydro-rosbash ros-hydro-zeroconf-avahi ros-hydro-rqt


> mkdir ~/rocon
> cd ~/rocon
> wstool init -j4 src https://raw.github.com/robotics-in-concert/rocon/hydro/rocon.rosinstall
> rosdep install --from-paths src /opt/ros/hydro --ignore-src --rosdistro hydro -y
> . /opt/ros/hydro/setup.bash
> catkin_make


If you're not familiar to catkin, you then need to source the development workspace before being able to run roscore, roslaunch etc.

> source ~/rocon/devel/setup.bash
> rocon_launch chatter_concert chatter.concert --screen

You might also like to try out turtle_concert.

Wiki: rocon/Tutorials/hydro/Installation (last edited 2014-03-24 08:03:09 by DanielStonier)