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============= This is the 2017 FIRA SIMUROSOT Air environment

OS: ubuntu 14.04

ROS: indigo

Gazebo : 2.2.3

❗️You must not install the OS on a(any) Virtual Machine, otherwise, there will be a lot of Bug waitting for you.❗️

1. Install the ROS & Gazebo:

You can go to: for how to download the ROS Indigo version.
Here we copy some of the proceed below:

  1. Setup your sources.list
    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'
  2. Setup your keys
    sudo apt-key adv --OS: indigokeyserver hkp:// --recv-key 421C365BD9FF1F717815A3895523BAEEB01FA116
  3. Installation
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full
  4. Initialize rosdep
    sudo rosdep init
    rosdep update
  5. Environment setup
    echo "source /opt/ros/indigo/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
    source ~/.bashrc
  6. Getting rosinstall
    sudo apt-get install python-rosinstall

Note: ❗️Some users can not find the namespace of the model when starting gazebo, the reason may be a network problems. The solution is to manually download the .gazebo file and copy it to the home directory and we provide the .gazebo file. ❗️

2. Install the simulator:

  1. Create a workspace for the simulator

    mkdir -p ~/catkin_ws/src
    cd  ~/catkin_ws
    source devel/setup.bash
  2. Download the project

    Copy the ardrone_simulator file to the ~/catkin_ws/src/ directory.

  3. Download dependencies

    cd ~/catkin_ws/src
    git clone	# The AR.Drone ROS driver
    cd ..
    rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro indigo -y
    sudo apt-get install libjsoncpp-dev libjsoncpp0 # Library for reading and writing JSON 
  4. Build the simulator

  5. Source the environment

    source devel/setup.bash
  6. Copy the model.json file

    Copy the model.json file to the home directory.

    The model.json file is used to dynamically configure the location and number of the road, QR code, obstructions, towers and residential buildings of the simulation environment.

3. Run a simulation:

  1. Run a simulation by executing a launch file in cvg_sim_gazebo package:

    roslaunch cvg_sim_gazebo ardrone_testworld.launch

If you see the figure as follow, you are success. image

4. Run ardrone fira air demo on Indigo

  1. Download and make project

    Copy the ardrone_fira file to the ~/catkin_ws/src/ directory.

    cd ~/catkin_ws/
    source devel/setup.bash
  2. Run the demo

    roslaunch ardrone_fira ardrone_fira.launch

If you see the figure as follow, you are success. image

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