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Why we need ROS on WorkStation..?

asked 2015-05-14 00:54:56 -0500

mahantesh_kothiwale gravatar image

On his page, http://learn.turtlebot.com/2015/02/01/7/

It is explained that, Workstation can do SSH to Turtlebot's Netbook. After SSH, in SSH tab, we do: roslaunch turtlebot_bringup minimal.launch

After this, Can we do one more SSH from another tab on Workstation, and do: roslaunch turtlebot_teleop keyboard_teleop.launch ..?

I am trying to understand, why Workstation need to run the "roslaunch turtlebot_teleop keyboard_teleop.launch" ..?

Is there any specific reason why Workstation has to install ROS ..? Can we use workstation just to do SSH and do all ROS operations on Netbook, through SSH ..?

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answered 2015-05-14 01:25:55 -0500

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You are correct; you can run command-line programs over SSH without needing ROS on your workstation.

However, you can't run graphical programs over SSH (at least, not well...).

For example, the next tutorial in that series runs an image viewer on the workstation to view the kinect data: http://learn.turtlebot.com/2015/02/01/8/

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Dear Martin, Thank you very much! That helps!

mahantesh_kothiwale gravatar image mahantesh_kothiwale  ( 2015-05-21 02:04:30 -0500 )edit

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