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Installing the TurtleBot Simulator

Description: This tutorial will step you through installing the TurtleBot simulator on your Ubuntu desktop.

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER

Next Tutorial: Running the TurtleBot Simulator


The TurtleBot simulator currently depends on the electric version of gazebo. These installation instructions will guide you through setting up the TurtleBot SDK on Ubuntu Lucid or Maverick.

Install the software

  • sudo apt-get update 
    sudo apt-get install ros-electric-turtlebot-simulator-desktop

    or click here

Environment setup

It's convenient if the ROS environment variables are automatically added to your bash session every time a new shell is launched:

echo "source /opt/ros/electric/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
. ~/.bashrc

If you have more than one ROS distribution installed, ~/.bashrc must only source the setup.bash for the version you are currently using.

If you just want to change the environment of your current shell, you can type:

source /opt/ros/electric/setup.bash

Continue to the next tutorial: Running the TurtleBot Simulator

Wiki: turtlebot_simulator/Tutorials/fuerte/Installing TurtleBot Simulator (last edited 2013-08-14 00:13:22 by MarcusLiebhardt)