Installing Turtlebot and ROS On Your Mac

I want to set up my workstation on my mac so I can teleop turtlebot.

To do that, I need to first install some things. Get homebrew installed and follow the instructions here:

A couple things to note:

Once you tap ros/groovy, you will end up with a warning. Follow the instructions and enter the command:

brew install ros/groovy/icon-naming-utils

Also once your tap osrf/simulation you will end up with another warning, enter the following:

brew install osrf/simulation/protobuf

To use rosdep, you will need to start the process:

sudo rosdep init

You might have trouble with the following command: “./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated –install -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release”. If you do, and you see something talking about “py_em” just run the following:

sudo pip install -U EmPy

To use the things installed from these packages, it’s important to source them. If you are cd’d into ~/ros_catkin then just do:

source ~/ros_catkin_ws/install_isolated/setup.bash


meh…this might help someone out there, but I wasn’t able to complete the installation this way…guess I just be install ubuntu on another machine…

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