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How to install ROS on Windows?

asked 2012-08-14 02:40:47 -0600

vamshi krishna gravatar image

updated 2012-08-14 03:19:30 -0600

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i want to build a robot which autonomously navigates by using ROS.First I want to download ROS into my computer and want to learn how to navigate to a point.I have windows 7 in my pc.

can u tell me how to do it??

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Thank u guys....i will go wid ubuntu den....

vamshi krishna gravatar imagevamshi krishna ( 2012-08-16 21:29:59 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-08-14 03:00:22 -0600

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Currently Windows support is only experimental. I would recommend you to install an Ubuntu Linux and get familiar with the Ubuntu Package Manager that is used to manage software. Once you have done that, you can proceed to the ROS installation instructions for Ubuntu:

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I second this suggestion - If you're just getting started with ROS, you don't want the headache of using an unsupported operating system. You'll want to set up your machine as a dual boot, following the instructions at It's surprisingly painless.

lindzey gravatar imagelindzey ( 2012-08-14 06:55:54 -0600 )edit

That's definitely a good idea, thanks for mentioning!

michikarg gravatar imagemichikarg ( 2012-08-14 23:57:21 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-08-14 02:59:52 -0600

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updated 2012-08-14 03:02:42 -0600

As of now, ROS only has experimental Windows support. You can find out more here:

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