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ROS melodic does it support Turtlebot2 ?

asked 2018-06-19 18:41:10 -0600

Younès gravatar image

updated 2018-06-19 18:41:31 -0600

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my machine, and ROS melodic as well. How could I install the packages of Turtlebot 2 ?

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answered 2018-06-19 18:51:34 -0600

tfoote gravatar image

updated 2018-06-19 18:52:17 -0600

The turtlebot packages to support the TurtleBot2 have not yet been released into Melodic. Since melodic is an LTS release we expect to release the turtlebot packages there, but we have not finished testing as well as verifying that ll the dependencies are already ready. Look for an announcement in the TurtleBot Discourse Category

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What should I do for running ROS on Turtlebot2 in my machine under Ubuntu 18.04? thanks

Younès gravatar image Younès  ( 2018-06-20 09:42:57 -0600 )edit

If you want to use 18.04 in the mean time before things are released you can always build it from source. There have not been many changes recently so likely it will just work out of the box. I'd suggest installing the core from debian packages and putting the turtlebot packages into a workspace.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2018-06-20 12:42:21 -0600 )edit

Where could I find the turtlebot packages ? How to install them ?

Younès gravatar image Younès  ( 2018-06-21 17:26:25 -0600 )edit

There's a landing page for the TurtleBots here: which can hopefully get you started.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2018-06-21 17:57:25 -0600 )edit

Thanks for this question, would also like to run full TurtleBot2 stack in melodic on Ubuntu 18.04. Managed to actually build all of that and while waiting for the TB2 to arrive, want to work with simulator. Very close, but depthimage_to_laserscan nodelet is somehow broken.

x75 gravatar image x75  ( 2018-07-16 08:12:13 -0600 )edit

For the build this worked

$ cd ws-melodic
$ wstool init src
$ wstool merge -t src
$ catkin_make
x75 gravatar image x75  ( 2018-07-16 08:14:51 -0600 )edit


$ roslaunch turtlebot_gazebo turtlebot_world.launch

almost works but getting

[ERROR] [1531744943.775336027, 0.200000000]: Failed to load nodelet [/depthimage_to_laserscan]

Seems that this nodelet is obsolete, superceded by other mechanism e.g. pointcloud-to-laserscan. Help apprec

x75 gravatar image x75  ( 2018-07-16 08:21:11 -0600 )edit

Update, got depthimage_to_laserscan to build checking out mikaelarguedas-patch-1 branch. Still, keyboard_teleop does not work, probing.

x75 gravatar image x75  ( 2018-07-16 08:46:48 -0600 )edit

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