Installing a supported ROS distribution
The Client PC is used for visualization and testing purposes.
First a supported ROS distribution needs to be installed on your Client PC:
By clicking the images you can go to the installation procedure of the respective ROS distribution.
It is best practice to use the same ROS distribution as is installed on your platform.
You can use the following command to see which version of Ubuntu is installed:
Check out this link for a very detailed tutorial on ROS Framework
Creating a ROS workspace
The ROS workspace contains the packages needed on your Client PC. See below on how to initialize it:
mkdir -p ~/ros_workspace/src
Downloading the required Neobotix ROS-Packages
cd ~/ros_workspace/src git clone https://github.com/neobotix/neo_msgs.git git clone https://github.com/neobotix/neo_srvs.git
And depending on your platform one of the following:
git clone https://github.com/neobotix/neo_mp_400 git clone https://github.com/neobotix/neo_mp_500 git clone https://github.com/neobotix/neo_mpo_500 git clone https://github.com/neobotix/neo_mpo_700
Compiling your workspace
cd ~/ros_workspace source /opt/ros/*/setup.bash # if not already done catkin_make source devel/setup.bash echo "source ~/ros_workspace/devel/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
Setup.bash files sets up your environment variables and paths, so that it can work with ROS