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Ubuntu installation

In order to run the public simulation of PMB-2 it is preferable to get a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS as follows

Use this ISO to install a fresh Ubuntu OS in your development computer. Afterwards, you can proceed installing ROS as explained in the next section.

Specific system dependencies installation

We need to install the libopencv-nonfree-dev library which will be used in the tutorials for educational purposes. Open a terminal an run the following instructions

ROS installation

Set up ROS packages sources

In order to install the required ROS packages for running PMB-2's simulation first, as explained in ROS Indigo installation, it is required to include packages.ros.org in the debian sources:

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

The set up the required keys to access the debian sources:

In case of getting a gpg: keyserver timed out error try the following:

ROS packages installation

install use the following instruction

Append the following command to ~/.bashrc to allow any console to use the catkin commands


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