Bring up the Erratic Robot in Gazebo

The Erratic robot is a clone by Videre of the well known Pioneer2 robotic platform that's been around for more than 10 years.

Note: Until further notice, we will be using the erratic robot for Project 1. Remember that, You should not have anything to do with Gazebo once you finish Phase 1 until you are ready for Phase 3.

Install the stack, Launch Gazebo & Teleoperate

  1. Install the erratic_robot stack:

    sudo apt-get install ros-cturtle-erratic-robot
  2. Launch gazebo with the erratic in an empty environment:

    roslaunch erratic_navigation_apps demo_2dnav_empty_map.launch
  3. Run the teleoperation node:

    rosrun erratic_teleop erratic_keyboard_teleop
  4. Have fun driving that bad boy around with the WASD keys! Press Shift to put the pedal to the metal.