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I don't have a robot, can i use ROS with my desktop until i get one?

asked 2014-02-27 19:51:08 -0500

sixtyeightmk2 gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 08:59:56 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

I don't yet have an expensive robot or the time to build one, but I do like the idea of having access via an API, both in allowing a robot access to my API data, but additionally this could provide something along the lines of shared "robot time" for folks that don't have a robot but would like to actually work with one.

Another thought on this topic would be using something like the API interface that benkehoe posted a few days ago.

If possible - could I use my desktop system in the mean time and prepare some programs or computer vision locally by using the ROS distro?

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answered 2014-02-27 20:56:21 -0500

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Simulate a robot in Gazebo and test your code on this robot.

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Somehow I missed this important feature when I was going through the ROS website and tutorials. I wish this was clearer to newbies who install ROS and run through the tutorials.

Kurt Leucht gravatar image Kurt Leucht  ( 2014-02-28 04:27:04 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-02-27 23:41:06 -0500

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You can simulate a robot in morse too. It is easy to use:

http://www.openrobots.org/morse/doc/l...

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