|The Robot Operating System ROS hosted and maintained by Willow Garage is a free meta operating system for mobile robots. This page describes the adaption of Robotino C++ API2 to ROS.||
robotino - Contains the essential packages for communicating with Robotino.
You will need a Linux (preferable Ubuntu) PC in order to run ROS. As we need much computational power for SLAM and especially path planning Robotinos PC104 is overstrained. So we use a laptop or desktop PC communicating to Robotino via wireless.
Install ROS. How to do this read the ROS installation instructions.
Install API2 packages on Robotino.
Get the Robotino ROS drivers:
svn co http://svn.openrobotino.org/robotino-ros-pkg/trunk/ robotino-ros-pkg
svn co http://svn.openrobotino.org/robotino-ros-pkg/trunk/catkin-pkg/ robotino-ros-pkg
NOTE: In the hydro version Kinect support from within robotino_node has be removed. For Kinect usage please use openni packages externally.
Put the robotino-ros-pkg into the ROS_PACKAGE_PATH. If everything is setup correctly you can run
For Fuerte: rosmake robotino
For Hydro (after creating the appropriate workspace and checking out the code): catkin_make
What you really need to use ROS in a meaningful way is a laser rangefinder for Robotino.