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asked 2012-07-10 06:37:55 -0500

OakMan24 gravatar image

It looks like you need a Wireless Network in order to operate the turlebot, is there anyway to get around this/use the turtlebot with only one computer?

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answered 2012-07-10 06:56:55 -0500

Ryan gravatar image

You can reconfigure the TurtleBot to start without a wireless network with the following:

roscd turtlebot_bringup/upstart
sudo ./install.bash lo

This will have the side-effect of being unable to access the ROS network on the TurtleBot from other computers.

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answered 2012-07-10 15:54:28 -0500

weiin gravatar image

I do not think there's a need to reconfigure the TurtleBot at all. The turtlebot laptop is connected to the robot with 2 cables (Kinect and Create). As long as the cables are long enough, you can run everything on the laptop. But get ready to spend some time running after the robot (especially when you start the autonomous navigation)

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If the TurtleBot laptop is unable to connect to a wireless network, ROS will not automatically start in the background upon robot power-on. Check out /etc/init/turtlebot.conf on a TurtleBot machine to see what I mean.

Ryan gravatar imageRyan ( 2012-07-10 18:32:45 -0500 )edit

turtlebot.conf just starts the service automatically on bootup. It is equivalent to running "sudo service turtlebot start" at a console as per the turtlebot bringup tutorial. I have tried following the tutorial without any network (or any workstation for that matter) and it works fine.

weiin gravatar imageweiin ( 2012-07-10 20:09:16 -0500 )edit

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