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TCP/IP Socket Server ROS Node

asked 2011-10-21 01:01:51 -0600

Mimax gravatar image


I’ve multiple devices communicating via TCP/IP Socket. My intention is to integrate them into my ROS. Now I’m wondering whether it makes sense to have basis TCP/IP Socket Server node in ros, instead of integrating a TCP/IP Socket Connection in every ROS Node for my devices.

This service node should have services like sendByte sendASCII, etc. and publish topic for received data. I know that this is probably not fulfilling the High Level Conept of ROS but I thought it might make sense for my device nodes, since I wouldn’t have to integrate the tcp/socket every time.

Any Ideas on that?

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answered 2011-10-21 04:33:19 -0600

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This could make sense if you make it a nodelet instead of a node.

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Thanks for that advice. Do you think it would make sense to propose this idea in the mailing lists to have such a nodelet as a common functionality in ros?
Mimax gravatar image Mimax  ( 2011-10-23 21:15:01 -0600 )edit
It's probably the easiest to just propose it and look for some input/suggestions.
dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2011-10-24 03:29:45 -0600 )edit

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