How to Connect to the OU TurtleBots
These instructions are designed for your use with the CSN desktop
computers in Felgar Hall 300. They refer to the machine that you are
sitting at (CSN desktop computer) as the local computer and the
laptop computer that is carried by the TurtleBot as the remote
Connecting to an OU TurtleBot
You are now connected to an OU TurtleBot and should be able to start using
- Check to make sure that the following are set up correctly and ready
- TurtleBot laptop is turned on and awake.
- TurtleBot laptop is connected to its base via one USB cable and
to its Xtion sensor via a second USB cable.
- TurtleBot base is turned on.
- Local computer is connected to the switch with the wireless
- Open a terminal on your local machine and connect to the remote
machine via ssh:
ssh -Y turtlebot@turtlebot_name
- Note that
turtlebot_name must be
replaced with one of the actual TurtleBot names.
- Note that the password was given out previously. Please check
with Prof Hougen or a classmate if you cannot recall the
- If the local machine reports that there is no route to host,
open up the TurtleBot then check the wifi connection. It should be
connected to the Turtlebot Private network (rather than OU Wifi,
Using an OU TurtleBot
- Before you command the TurtleBot to move, be sure
to unplug both the laptop and the base from their power supplies
and close the laptop and stow it safely within the tower as
demonstrated in class. When stowed, the laptop should not extend
beyond the front of the robot's base in order to minimize the
possibility of damage to the laptop.
- When you have finished using the TurtleBot,
please return it to its starting location and plug in both the
laptop and the base. You may leave the laptop
- Suggested commands for use with this setup can be found on Prof Fagg's
Turtlebot Start Up page.