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run existing ros nodes from my own GUI

asked 2014-05-05 23:50:49 -0600

shen612 gravatar image

updated 2014-05-05 23:51:29 -0600

Hi, I am new to ROS. I have been searching how to do this for a few days, but no luck.

I am would like to ask how to use my own GUI (created using Qt) to run existing ROS nodes. For example, I have a package downloaded from internet. I would like to build a GUI(only) to run the node, which publishes some data, and show it in the GUI window.

I have downloaded qt_ros, but apparently it seems that I need to build a new package using the code in the package I downloaded online.

Thank you.

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answered 2014-05-06 00:56:53 -0600

Besides qt_ros, there is another qt-related package called RQT, here is the wiki:

Hope it help.

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Thank you. However, this seems not to be the way I am looking for. What I am looking for is a way to run an existing ROS node by clicking on my GUI. For example, I have already used Qt creator created a GUI window with a push button. I would like to use it to run an existing node. Thank you

shen612 gravatar imageshen612 ( 2014-05-06 16:02:50 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-05-07 20:32:11 -0600

hamid gravatar image

you can use QProcess to run your node.

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