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Unable to launch turtlebot_dashboard

asked 2011-09-05 12:57:19 -0500

ParkerGibbons gravatar image

I am able to ssh into my turtlebot and run the start/stop services, but I can not bring up the turtlebot dashboard.

Input: rosrun turtlebot_dashboard turtlebot_dashboard&

Output: [rospack] couldn't find package [turtlebot_dashboard]

What is the problem? I feel like I may have inporperly installed the turtlebot ISO because I also had a software problem with the ssh section. I just installed the ssh server to get that to work. Is there something I need to install for the dashboard?


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answered 2011-09-05 18:57:02 -0500

fergs gravatar image

The ISO doesn't include the dashboard (as it is a visual tool). Try:

sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-turtlebot-viz

(note, the ISO probably uses diamondback, if using something else, you can change "diamondback" to whichever distro you are using).

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@ParkerGibbons typically we don't install visualization software on the robots that's why it's not in the ros-diamondback-turtlebot-robot variant which is included in the ISO. Typically we use "workstation" computer to do visualization which is part of the ros-diamondback-turtlebot-desktop variant
mmwise gravatar image mmwise  ( 2011-09-07 03:36:09 -0500 )edit

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