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Installation of ROS Diamondback for AscTec Quadrotors

Installation Instructions

These instructions cover installing AscTec quadrotor-related ROS Diamondback software on a supported Ubuntu-based machine. For more an overview of AscTec software and ROS, please see the AscTec quadrotor portal.

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.

Setup your sources.list

Setup your computer to accept software from ROS.org.

  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

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

    Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

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

    Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)

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

Mirrors

Set up your keys

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

Installation

Install asctec_drivers, which will also bring in mav_tools

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-asctec-drivers

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/diamondback/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/diamondback/setup.bash

Tutorials

Proceed to the AscTec tutorials.


2020-08-08 12:24