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ROS Robotics By Example by Dr. Thomas L. Harman, Carol Fairchild

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Installing and launching ROS

For this book, we assume the reader has a computer with Ubuntu Saucy 13.10 or Trusty 14.04 installed. The examples in this book have been developed using ROS Indigo and this version of ROS is only supported by these two versions of Ubuntu. The instructions for ROS installation provided in this section are for installing Debian (binary) packages. This method is the most efficient and preferred way to install ROS.

If you wish to install the ROS Indigo source code and build the software, refer to instructions at http://wiki.ros.org/indigo/Installation/Source. The instructions presented here to install ROS Indigo with Debian packages can also be found at http://wiki.ros.org/indigo/Installation/Ubuntu.

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