VIKI is a GUI tool for running ROS experiments. It helps you setting up experiments quickly and offers a lot of flexibility. VIKI is designed to aid in setting up ROS packages and finding the right tools for you.
Basic installation of VIKI consists of pulling this repository and letting VIKI configure itself. After installing the core of VIKI, you can add module repositories, so you are able to actually use stuff.
Make sure you have at least git and python installed. Usually these are installed already, but if not:
sudo apt-get install git python
Also, make sure that you have ROS installed. If not, you can install it using this guide. Make sure to also follow points 1.5 and 1.6 with the rosdep initialization and setup of your environment.
###VIKI After that, create a new ROS workspace and clone this repository into the src folder of that.
mkdir -p catkin_ws/src cd catkin_ws/src catkin_init_workspace git clone https://github.com/UT-RAM/viki
This pulls the files needed right into your catkin_workspace. VIKI supports a commandline tool that you can use to further setup your system. To configure VIKI, from within VIKI directory, run
Now you're all set! We are ready to launch VIKI. Try running:
Congratulations! You can now start using VIKI, look further into the documentation on how to use VIKI and how to add modules.
The documentation for VIKI is hosted on Read the Docs.
Documentation is included in the repository as well. Open
docs/_build/html/index.html in your favourite browser to read this. To launch the documentation using a terminal, from within the VIKI directory, run
Issues and contact
If you encounter any bugs or have ideas for improving VIKI, please do not hesitate to contact us. This can either be done by openining an issue, or contact us directly using the contact information in the documentation.
VIKI is provided under a MIT license.