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  1. Installing ROS on Linux
  2. Installing ROS on Windows
  3. Setting up ROS on Linux
  4. Using ROS

Installing ROS on Linux

Instructions on the ROS Wiki

For ROS Noetic on Ubuntu 20.04, follow this tutorial


Be sure to add the ROS path to your ~/.bashrc file: source /opt/ros/melodic/setup.bash

Installing ROS on Windows

There are times when you might want to use Windows 10 and still run ROS. Luckily, thanks to the Linux subsystem for Windows, Now that’s easier than ever!

Note: You need 3+ GB to spare on your computer.

Follow this guide

  • Install the Linux subsystem for Windows
  • Install ROS on that system
  • Install a windows program to display linux graphics

Setting up ROS on Linux

  1. Make a new catkin workspace
  2. Source your workspace’s “devel” folder
    source /home/armando/Documents/armando_ws/devel/setup.bash
  3. If you want, you can always make more catkin workspaces and use the --extend option to connect them to the original workspace per these instructions
    source /home/armando/Documents/apriltag_ws/devel/setup.bash --extend

Using ROS

Use the terminal.