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Monitor multiple Turtlebots with 1 workstation?

asked 2011-08-11 11:13:06 -0500

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This might not necessarily be ROS/Turtlebot question and instead general linux question, but is there a way to monitor multiple Turtlebots from a single workstation ROS machine using turtlebot_dashboard?

Looking at this tutorial, environmental variable is in use and it can contain only 1 host's name/address. It would be nicer to be able to observe dashboard of multiple bots on a single computer.


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That tutorial is written for the on robot case, you can set your ROS_MASTER_URI in a new terminal session for each robot
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answered 2011-08-11 12:05:13 -0500

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  1. Open a new terminal
  2. Export a new ROS_MASTER_URI for another turtlebot in that terminal
  3. Run the dashboard
  4. Tada! you have two dashboards running connected to multiple turtlebots :)
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