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Install ROS on your computer

Having ROS on your host machine has many advantages. First of all, it allows you to communicate with nodes running on your Leo Rover, so it is easier to introspect ROS network. Also, it lets you run nodes on your computer, so you can launch part of the node network in your host machine such as graphical interfaces and visualization tools.

There is a couple of ROS installation options depending on your system:

If you have Linux distribution installed (either natively or on virtual machine), you can follow instructions on ROS wiki.

ROS repository contains prebuild packages for ubuntu and debian systems. Melodic distribution requires Ubuntu Bionic (18.04 LTS) or Debian Stretch. Noetic requires Ubuntu Focal (20.04 LTS) or Debian Buster.