Get Started: Introduction, Overview and Installation

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Download and Install Gazebo

We recommend Gazebo 1.9 with ROS-hydro on Ubuntu 12.04 (for futher information about which combination of ROS/Gazebo verisons to use, see this link. Instructions given on this link. Follow the notes and commands below.

1) Ubuntu repositories: Make sure your Ubuntu repositories are set to allow -restricted-, -universe-, and -multiverse-. For more information on repositories and how to change repository settings, see this link.

2) Set up your computer to accept software from

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb precise main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gazebo-latest.list'

3) Get and install the keys for the repositories:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

4) Update then install Gazebo:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install gazebo

5) Check installation:


Since Gazebo was installed from debian, it should say (do not enter this command into terminal; compare this to what it says when you entered 'gzserver'):