Installing Ros

1. Get Ubuntu Linux

(Testing on 11.10 Ocelot 64-bit)
  • 1. Download and Install ubuntu.

2. Install ROS

Quirks noted below:
1. Run the complete ros-electric-desktop-full
*ros-electric-desktop-full takes forever. be prepared for it. On our retest, it took 1.5 hours.

3. Go through ROS tutorials.

  • Become familiar with ROS packages, topics, nodes, etc.
  • Most importantly, complete Tutorial 1, setting up your ROS environment.

4. Proceed to tutorial 2, Setting up RGBD-slam.