ROS 2016

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Installed version

The currently installed version is


on hpc-env/6.4.

This version is based on the release Kinetic Kame (2016)

Using ROS

If you want to find out more about ROS on the HPC Cluster, you can use the command

module spider ROS

This will show you basic informations e.g. a short description and the currently installed version.

To load the desired version of the module, use the command, e.g.

module load hpc-env/6.4 
module load ROS

Always remember: this command is case sensitive!

If you want to work with ROS, it is very likely that you will have to make use of the dependency catkin. Although catkin is already loaded with ROS, an environment variable must be set before it can be used. So directly after loading the module, type in the following command:


Now you should be good to go.


To find out more about ROS and how to use it, you can visit their well documented wiki where you can find the tutorial for example. For further information, a visit of their homepage could be of use.