[Documentation] [TitleIndex] [WordIndex

Ubuntu install of Fuerte Care-O-bot

The fuerte installation process described on this page is not fully available and tested yet. We are working on making it available as soon as possible. If you discover problems, please write to fmw@ipa.fhg.de.

These instructions only cover installing Care-O-bot-related software on a supported Ubuntu-based machine. The installation is tested for Ubuntu 10.04, 11.10 and 12.04. If you discover problems installing them on other platforms, please tell us.

Installation Instructions

These instructions cover installing Care-O-bot-related ROS Groovy software on a supported Ubuntu-based machine. For an overview of Care-O-bot software and ROS, please see the Care-O-bot software overview.

1. Configure your Ubuntu repositories

Configure your Ubuntu repositories to allow "restricted," "universe," and "multiverse." You can follow the Ubuntu guide for instructions on doing this.

2. Setup your sources.list

Setup your computer to accept software from packages.ros.org. ROS Groovy does not support Lucid, Maverick or Natty.

  • Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric)

    • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu oneiric main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

    Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

    • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu precise main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

    Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal)

    • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu quantal main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'


3. Set up your keys

  • wget http://packages.ros.org/ros.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -

4. Installation

Install all Care-O-bot stacks

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-care-o-bot

5. 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/groovy/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.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/groovy/setup.bash


Proceed to the Care-O-bot tutorials.

2024-05-18 12:34