If your host computer is on the same network as the VOXL, you can SSH into it.

If the VOXL is setup as a Soft AP, the IP address is, otherwise you’ll need to find it’s IP address with ifconfig as described in the previous step.

me@mylaptop:~$ ssh root@
(password: oelinux123)

Later, in the ROS Host PC Setup Instructions, you will configure an alias to speed up the ssh process.

Known Running ROS Through SSH

If you try to use ROS commands while SSH’d to VOXL and see errors such as this:

load_parameters: unable to set parameters (last param was [/rosdistro=indigo
]): <Fault 1: "<class 'xml.parsers.expat.ExpatError'>:not well-formed (invalid token): line 13, column 15">

The cause is a known issue with the Ubuntu terminal emulator. The solution is to use another terminal emulator such as xterm instead of Ubuntu’s default terminal.

More information here:

Next Steps

Next, we can Install and Upgrade Software.