XDC 2430

2 years 5 months ago #29533426 by hdbot
XDC 2430 was created by hdbot
Hello,

I am trying to connect my Roboteq Controller XDC 2430 using the roboteq driver: github.com/g/roboteq/tree/indigo-devel in ROS. However, when I try to launch the file it won't register the folder is installed. Even though the catkin_make is completed without error. I am aware this is indigo devel, and I am currently using kinetic version of ROS.

Can anybody guide me on how to use Roboteq on Kinetic?

Regards,
Hdbot

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2 years 5 months ago #29533427 by Gabriel_Isko
Replied by Gabriel_Isko on topic XDC 2430
Did you source your setup.bash file in ~/catkin_ws/install?

Please also be aware that the driver you linked to is third party hardware so Roboteq does not officially support it. We are currently working on an official ROS driver for our controllers and accessories.

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2 years 5 months ago #29533428 by hdbot
Replied by hdbot on topic XDC 2430
Yes, I tried that and it doesn't work. I am aware that the code is from clearpath, however on the forum it has worked for many from what I noticed. I wasn't sure why it is not opening the launch file through command window.

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2 years 5 months ago - 2 years 5 months ago #29533429 by Gabriel_Isko
Replied by Gabriel_Isko on topic XDC 2430
Will roslaunch auto TAB-complete for the roboteq_driver package after you have built everything?

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2 years 5 months ago #29533430 by hdbot
Replied by hdbot on topic XDC 2430
Yea, I tried that and it won't auto finish it, and when I tab to see the possibilities, roboteq_driver is not part of the list.

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2 years 5 months ago - 2 years 5 months ago #29533431 by Gabriel_Isko
Replied by Gabriel_Isko on topic XDC 2430
It definitely sounds like you set something wrong in your bash environment. Let me know if you can launch example.launch directly from its directory.

I've been fooling around with this driver today on kinetic and I was able to get it to run but there are still some problems with the messages not being built. I think these problems stem from some changes to Catkin between Indigo and Kinetic.

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2 years 5 months ago #29533432 by hdbot
Replied by hdbot on topic XDC 2430
No, I am not able to launch it. What steps did you use to install it? Maybe I made error, even though the installation completed.

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2 years 5 months ago #29533433 by Gabriel_Isko
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Do you get any error message? I had to manually build the serial package dependency if you didn't do that. It should't build without it however.

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2 years 5 months ago #29533434 by hdbot
Replied by hdbot on topic XDC 2430
No I didn't get any error message, and I also didn't build the serial package dependency.

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2 years 5 months ago #29533435 by Gabriel_Isko
Replied by Gabriel_Isko on topic XDC 2430
The ROS driver depends on a https://github.com/wjwwood/serialserial library . It's not getting caught by rosdep. My theory is that it is due to aforementioned changes in catkin in kinetic, but I haven't tested it. But you should clone the serial repo right into uour source directory and rebuild:
cd ~/catkin_ws/src
git clone https://github.com/wjwwood/serial.git

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