ROS Tutorial

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This tutorial has information about installation and setup of ROS, as well as the installation of useful packages required to control some robots.

ROS installation

First setup your computer to accept software from

   sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

Next set up your keys:

   sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-key 421C365BD9FF1F717815A3895523BAEEB01FA116

Then, to install the ROS Indigo, do:

   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full

Initialize rosdep

Before you can use ROS, you will need to initialize rosdep:

   sudo rosdep init    
   rosdep update

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/indigo/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
   source ~/.bashrc