PC Setup

There are two options for utilizing the ROS-Industrial training materials. The first recommended option is to utilize a pre-configured virtual machine. The second option is to install a native Ubuntu machine with the required software. The virtual machine approach is by far the easiest option and ensures the fewest build errors during training but is limited in its ability to connect to certain hardware, particularly over USB (i.e. kinect-like devices). For the perception training a .bag file is provided so that USB connection is not required for this training course.

Direct Linux PC Configuration

An installation shell script is provided to run in Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS (Bionic). This script installs ROS and any other packages needed for the environment used for this training.

After this step (or if you already have a working ROS environment), clone the training material repository into your home directory:

git clone -b melodic https://github.com/ros-industrial/industrial_training.git ~/industrial_training

Configuration Check

The following is a quick check to ensure that the appropriate packages have been installed and the the industrial_training git repository is current. Enter the following into the terminal: