[ros-users] Turtlebot / Indigo

Zsolt Szabo szabo.zsolt at nik.uni-obuda.hu
Mon Jul 28 11:59:23 UTC 2014

Hey all,

So I was testing Turtlebot2 (Kobuki) under indigo. I managed to make it  
work from source, but  
http://wiki.ros.org/turtlebot/Tutorials/indigo/Installation should be  
changed in a place or two:

1) this command will not execute: wstool init -j5 src  

according to this .rosinstall file, rosbridge will be installed from

{'git': {'local-name': 'rosbridge_suite', 'version': 'hydro-devel', 'uri':  

However, there is no such branch called hydro-devel. It should be  
'version': 'develop'

(maybe this is a rocon bug?)

2) the dependencies are wrong somewhere. I have no idea where, but on a  
clean ubuntu14.04 install, i had to manually install libspnav0  
libspnav0-dev ros-indigio-warehouse-ros , and only then I could build &  
test the turtlebot2 properly (roslaunch commands worked: turtlebot_bringup  
minimal.launch ; turtlebot_bringup 3dsensor.launch ;  
turtlebot_rviz_launchers view_robot.launch ; turtlebot_teleop  
keyboard_teleop.launch ).

BTW: does anyone have any estimate on the timeframe when the packaged  
turtlebot/kobuki packages would be released?


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