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

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Loading the Baxter software

This section describes loading the software packages for the SDK, Baxter Simulator, and MoveIt. It is assumed that Ubuntu 14.04 and ROS Indigo software are installed on the computer to be used for the Baxter Simulator and software development. The steps for installing Ubuntu and ROS are described in Chapter 1, Getting Started with ROS, in the Installing and launching ROS section.

Installing Baxter SDK software

The installation of Baxter Simulator requires that the SDK already be downloaded and installed into an ROS catkin workspace on the workstation computer. Instructions for the installation are presented here and can be found on the Rethink website at http://sdk.rethinkrobotics.com/wiki/Workstation_Setup.

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