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How to check if the Pubsub tutorial is running correctly?

asked 2011-07-06 01:00:16 -0600

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updated 2011-07-06 06:16:20 -0600

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Hi I'm trying to learn the following pubsub tutorial code fragment but apparently, is still not connecting to roscore running on pc yet. The program installs successfully but there is no sign of a successful roscore connection.


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package org.ros.tutorials.pubsub;

import org.ros.NodeConfiguration;
import org.ros.NodeRunner;
import org.ros.RosCore;
import org.ros.internal.node.address.InetAddressFactory;

import android.os.Bundle;
 * @author (Damon Kohler)

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

  private final NodeRunner nodeRunner;
  private RosCore rosCore;
  private RosTextView<org.ros.message.std_msgs.String> rosTextView;
  private Talker talker;

  public MainActivity() {
    nodeRunner = NodeRunner.createDefault();


  public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    rosTextView = (RosTextView<org.ros.message.std_msgs.String>) findViewById(;
    rosTextView.setMessageToStringCallable(new MessageCallable<String, org.ros.message.std_msgs.String>() {
          public String call(org.ros.message.std_msgs.String message) {

  protected void onPause() {

  protected void onResume() {
    try {
      rosCore = RosCore.createPublic(11311);
      NodeConfiguration nodeConfiguration = NodeConfiguration.createDefault();
      nodeConfiguration.setHost(InetAddressFactory.createNonLoopback().getHostAddress());, nodeConfiguration);
      talker = new Talker();, nodeConfiguration);, nodeConfiguration);
    } catch (Exception e) {
      throw new RuntimeException(e);

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answered 2011-09-02 10:58:03 -0600

kwc gravatar image

no activity in > 1 month, closing

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answered 2011-07-06 04:30:59 -0600

fergs gravatar image

You might want to check this other question - rosjava(android) pubsub tutorial. In particular, it looks like you need to run ADB.

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answered 2011-07-06 03:02:26 -0600

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Running a roscore provides your system with a /rosout. After running your roscore, type 'rosnode list' to verify this. Your sample node should automatically to the roscore. To verify this, run your node, then run 'rxgraph'. See the line connecting your node and rosout? That means it's connected to the roscore.

Also, in roscpp, when you start a node you might get one of two messages: 1. "core service [/rosout] found" -- meaning the node found the roscore 2. "starting new master (master configured for auto start)" -- meaning a new roscore was started

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In fact, I am trying to communicate between the android phone and the host pc. Running the roscore on the pc is not a problem; i'm trying to get android to come and communicate with the roscore on the pc. The concept is quite clear-- to make the android connect to the roscore on the pc, but couldn't implement it with the codes details
david gravatar image david  ( 2011-07-06 03:25:57 -0600 )edit

I have exactly the same problem. Did you find a solution in the end?

noe_vb gravatar image noe_vb  ( 2013-03-29 01:44:24 -0600 )edit

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