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PC InstallationDescription: Installing the software for your monitoring workstation pc.
Tutorial Level: BEGINNER
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These instructions will guide you through installing software and configuring your PC to communicate with the turtlebot.
Requirements for your PC
Able to install ROS Indigo - we recommend Ubuntu Trusty (14).
Able to run Ogre - this should be a machine which can run Ogre to be able to run the visualizations. If you don't know what Ogre is, don't worry. Just know that your computer needs to have some kind of graphics capability - it can't be an embedded system or slow netbook. Discrete graphics (i.e. an NVIDIA card) are desired, but not strictly necessary.
Full network connectivity with TurtleBot - it will need to be able to ping the turtlebot computer and vice versa.
The default installation is configured for a kobuki/asus xtion pro. If you are using different hardware, check the tutorials below to setup the appropriate environment variables.