Moving The P3DX In Gazebo

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Prerequisites: Ubuntu, Gazebo, and ROS

Our tutorials were made using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. In order to move the P3-DX in Gazebo you will have to install Gazebo, you can do that here. In order to move the P3-DX in Gazebo, you must first install ROS. In our tutorial we used ROS Hydro. You can install ROS Hydro from here.

Obtaining the P3-DX model

Git clone P3-DX model from

  git clone

Install the P3-DX model in your catkin_ws by following the steps in the README of the git repository.

Get code for moving the P3-DX

The code you will use to move the P3-DX is in a ROS package on Github. First clone the package from Github into your catkin_ws.

  $ git clone

Now use catkin_make after cd-ing into your catkin_ws.

  $ roscd
  $ cd ..
  $ catkin_make