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Accessing the household_object_database remotely from willowgarage - server down?

asked 2012-01-11 22:49:02 -0500

karthik gravatar image

Hi, I was trying to use the household_object_database remotely from willow garage using tutorial and got the error

ERROR: Unable to communicate with service [/objects_database_node/get_model_list], address [rosrpc://]

rather than the below one mentioned in the tutorial.

ERROR: Unable to communicate with service [/objects_database_node/get_model_description], address [rosrpc://]

Is it because of the server down issues or am i missing something here.

Thanks, Karthik

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answered 2012-01-13 01:24:43 -0500

joq gravatar image

The "Is it up?" site says is down right now.

That is a good way to check on things like this.

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So how do i solve this? Am i supposed to wait for someone to restart the server or stop using this package?
karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-01-13 02:18:46 -0500 )edit
I suppose you can wait until it's back up, then make your own local copy.
joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-01-13 02:28:16 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-03-21 13:17:24 -0500

Matei Ciocarlie gravatar image

Unfortunately, we are no longer supporting remote access to a database server hosted at Willow Garage. Instructions for installing the household_objects_databaselocally are provided here:

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answered 2012-01-13 03:40:19 -0500

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updated 2012-01-13 03:41:22 -0500

If you only need the models you may get them from here:

Otherwise wait, they normally restart the server on the same day.


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how do i change the link here. I mean to the server you mentioned here.
karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-01-13 05:23:12 -0500 )edit

Hi @dejanpan! I'm connecting to the database recently (10 Oct 2012) and for a few days, it has not connected successfully. Is it correct to download from this link instead of one you suggested? I think I should use offline database now

roskidos gravatar image roskidos  ( 2012-10-28 19:57:38 -0500 )edit

@dejanpan what should I do after downloading the models from: , as I have the same problem ..

RiskTeam gravatar image RiskTeam  ( 2013-03-12 13:13:12 -0500 )edit

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