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using services from android_map_manager and other rapps

asked 2014-02-08 05:06:07 -0500

david.c.liebman gravatar image

I am having some trouble. I have found a resource online for the 'android_map_manager', for example.

http://wiki.ros.org/android_map_manager

I have figured out how to start the app from my program. Now I would like to use some of the services that the online resource says are available to me. I cannot see them (they are services) when I type 'rossrv list' and when I try to access them from my program I get a message like this:

[ERROR] [WallTime: 1391876649.155091] [Client 0] [id: call_service:/android/list_maps:31] call_service InvalidServiceException: Service /android/list_maps does not exist

I feel though that this should work, as I know the app manager is running. I have this in my logs:

[WARN] [WallTime: 1391877076.029768] App Manager : an app is already running [turtlebot_core_apps/android_map_manager]

If I could find out how to list the maps, I could figure out how to rename, delete, etc. My next goals are to implement services in the 'android_make_a_map' rapp and possibly the nav rapp too. I did notice that the map_store package is being started by the launcher. Is the map_store package working independently of the map_manager? The launcher that I'm using is a slightly modified version of the 'minimal_with_appmanager.launch' file. Thanks.

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answered 2014-02-12 03:53:50 -0500

Daniel Stonier gravatar image

I don't know if that roswiki page is up to date - it's quite old compared to the current android release. Should be close though similar topics with similar types should be floating around.

  • android_map_manager is just a launcher that launches a database and the map_store.
    • prefixing it with android is probably misleading - the use case is for working with the actual android app, but it doesn't have to have anything to do with the android apps to be useful still.
  • map_store is just a frontend for easily writing and retrieving maps from that database.

Is the map_store package working independently of the map_manager?

As mentioned above, map_manager is just a launcher that fires up the map store. Maybe there is more to this question than I'm understanding though..

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So, I've given up on the android based rapps. I'm now trying to manage starting and stopping different nodes from their launchers and see if I cannot control the turtlebot at the same time. This is more like where I started from. I do have the new problem that nodes seem to keep running longer than I want them to even if I try to kill them with 'rosnode kill'. If nothing works I will try to return to the rapps.

david.c.liebman gravatar image david.c.liebman  ( 2014-02-12 06:33:37 -0500 )edit

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