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Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

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Installing ROS on desktop systems

We assume that you have a desktop system with Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 long-term support (LTS) installed, with an Intel Corei5 processor @3.2 GHz and 8GB of RAM, or similar. Furthermore, it is necessary to have a basic knowledge and understanding of Linux and command tools. If you need to refresh your memory or learn about these tools, you can find a lot of relevant resources on the internet, or you can find books on these topics instead.

In this section, we will discuss the ROS distribution and the corresponding supported operating system, which will guide help us in selecting the right combination, depending upon our requirements.

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