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TurtleBot 2 for Melodic


#1

This ROS Answers post suggests that Turtlebot 2 packages will be released for Melodic:

https://answers.ros.org/question/294600/ros-melodic-does-it-support-turtlebot2/

Does anyone have a rough time-line for this? I’ll be teaching a Turtlebot-based robotics course in the spring and I need to make decisions soon about the OS and ROS versions to have installed on lab computers.


#2

I’m in exactly this same position. I’ve got a student standing by to start my installations for my spring robotics course but I’d really like to know whether Turtlebot 2 is likely to be available on Melodic in time. Any hint about the timing on this would be appreciated! (I certainly understand that exact timing is impossible to predict.)


#3

You can always build the relevant packages from source! If I recall correctly, then Turtlebot 2 (and Turtlebot) were last released in Kinetic, though I have been able to get my Turtlebot running in Lunar (have not tested with melodic yet) by just building the necessary packages with catkin.


#4

Thanks for the suggestion! I may try that out. However imaging and maintaining a large number of lab machines is much easier for our sysadmin if I can just send him a list of packages.


#5

Turtlebot packages don’t seem to be available for Melodic yet. There’s a ticket turtlebot/turtlebot#272.