@LanderU, that's really a bummer. In my opinion, what makes Erle's products appealing is the ease of use and ROS integration and I was hoping to do the same as @PureRockets mentions: test in a simulator on my computer before deploying.
On a different note, I manage to fix the compile error by adding
However it seems some other external dependencies has changed so even though the workspace compiles, some of the commands in the following tutorials fails. For now I will experiment with alternative simulations but I'm hoping for official support in the near future.