[ROS Q&A] 089 – Have a Turtlebot 3 simulation running in 5 minutes with RDS v2.0

Written by Ricardo Tellez



In this video I will show you how to have a Turtlebot 3 simulation in Gazebo with ROS running in a few minutes, by using any type of computer and requiring no ROS nor Gazebo installation. 

Develop for Turtlebot 3 with any type of computer.

* Turtlebot 3 manual: http://emanual.robotis.com/docs/en/platform/turtlebot3/simulation/#gazebo-3d
* ROS Development Studio: rds.theconstructsim.com


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  1. sam

    i was trying to install it locally,(i am using bash feature of windows 10 with ROS lunar).I have not created a separate folder for simulation and cloned everything within catkin_ws/src. Everything went fine but when i did catkin_make(at catkin_ws i.e. outside src folder) it throws an error:
    — Could not find the required component ‘amcl’. The following CMake error indicates that you either need to install the package with the same name or change your environment so that it can be found.
    CMake Error at /opt/ros/lunar/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:83 (find_package):
    Could not find a package configuration file provided by “amcl” with any of
    the following names:


    Add the installation prefix of “amcl” to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH or set
    “amcl_DIR” to a directory containing one of the above files. If “amcl”
    provides a separate development package or SDK, be sure it has been

    I have just started with it so i dont know what am i doing wrong.Thanks.

      • Anonymous

        Part of my message got cut out. Here is what it should have said:

        In case you haven’t solved this yet, I had the same issue and found the solution. Looking here (http://emanual.robotis.com/docs/en/platform/turtlebot3/pc_setup/#install-dependent-packages) there is a list of packages that also need to be installed. I had to install them individually using `sudo apt-get install ros-(your ros distribution)-(package name)`

        So for your specific instance you need to install `ros-(distribution)-amcl`

        Hope this helps!

  2. Anonymous

    Hi, I am new to turtlebot. I have tried simulation, it all work. But how do I transfer the simulation to real environment?

    • Ricardo Tellez

      That is very good question. I don’t have a real T3 robot to do the tests. In general, you should copy the ROS packages that you have in your catkin_ws and put them in the computer of the robot (in its catkin_ws).

      Let me know if you try it and how it goes for you.


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