Create powers off after minimal.launch

asked 2014-06-24 19:08:48 -0500

anshulvj gravatar image

updated 2014-06-24 19:14:43 -0500

I just got an iRobot iCreate base and I've followed the instructions given in ROS Tutorials to setup the turtlebot pc and the workstation. I could successfully ssh into username @ turtlebot through workstation so I'm assuming that is all good. I had an issue with create not able to detect the usb cable which I solved using the detailed answer given for [question] (http:// at ros answers. This solved the problem of "Failed to open port / dev / ttyUSB0" that I was facing before.

Now the next step would be to ssh into the turtlebot (which I've done) and use roslaunch turtlebot_bringup minimal.launch to do whatever the command does (I've no idea what to expect upon launch). But apparently something's amiss since the create base chirps and then powers down after showing [kinect_breaker_enabler-5] process has finished cleanly as output and the log file location (see output below), but I dont see a prompt. I checked the battery and that's charged so that's not the problem. Following is the terminal output.

anshul@AnshulsPC:~$ roslaunch turtlebot_bringup minimal.launch
... logging to /home/anshul/.ros/log/9d936a6a-fbdc-11e3-ba6b-00265e5f3bb9/roslaunch-AnshulsPC-5038.log
Checking log directory for disk usage. This may take awhile.
Press Ctrl-C to interrupt
Done checking log file disk usage. Usage is <1GB.

started roslaunch server http://


 * /cmd_vel_mux/yaml_cfg_file
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/digital_io/path
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/digital_io/startswith
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/digital_io/timeout
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/digital_io/type
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/mode/path
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/mode/startswith
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/mode/timeout
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/mode/type
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/nodes/contains
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/nodes/path
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/nodes/timeout
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/nodes/type
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/power/path
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/power/startswith
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/power/timeout
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/power/type
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/sensors/path
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/sensors/startswith
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/sensors/timeout
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/analyzers/sensors/type
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/base_path
 * /diagnostic_aggregator/pub_rate
 * /robot/name
 * /robot/type
 * /robot_description
 * /robot_pose_ekf/freq
 * /robot_pose_ekf/imu_used
 * /robot_pose_ekf/odom_used
 * /robot_pose_ekf/output_frame
 * /robot_pose_ekf/publish_tf
 * /robot_pose_ekf/sensor_timeout
 * /robot_pose_ekf/vo_used
 * /robot_state_publisher/publish_frequency
 * /rosdistro
 * /rosversion
 * /turtlebot_laptop_battery/acpi_path
 * /turtlebot_node/bonus
 * /turtlebot_node/port
 * /turtlebot_node/update_rate
 * /use_sim_time

    cmd_vel_mux (nodelet/nodelet)
    diagnostic_aggregator (diagnostic_aggregator/aggregator_node)
    kinect_breaker_enabler (create_node/
    mobile_base_nodelet_manager (nodelet/nodelet)
    robot_pose_ekf (robot_pose_ekf/robot_pose_ekf)
    robot_state_publisher (robot_state_publisher/robot_state_publisher)
    turtlebot_laptop_battery (linux_hardware/
    turtlebot_node (create_node/

auto-starting new master
process[master]: started with pid [5055]

setting /run_id to 9d936a6a-fbdc-11e3-ba6b-00265e5f3bb9
process[rosout-1]: started with pid [5068]
started core service [/rosout]
process[robot_state_publisher-2]: started with pid [5081]
process[diagnostic_aggregator-3]: started with pid [5102]
process[turtlebot_node-4]: started with pid [5117]
process[kinect_breaker_enabler-5]: started with pid [5122]
process[robot_pose_ekf-6]: started with pid [5181]
process[mobile_base_nodelet_manager-7]: started with pid [5226]
process[cmd_vel_mux-8]: started with pid [5245]
process[turtlebot_laptop_battery-9]: started with pid [5262]
[WARN] [WallTime: 1403641073.765412] Create : robot not connected yet, sci not available
[WARN] [WallTime: 1403641076.772764] Create : robot not connected yet, sci not available
[kinect_breaker_enabler-5] process has finished cleanly
log file: /home/anshul/.ros/log/9d936a6a-fbdc-11e3-ba6b-00265e5f3bb9/kinect_breaker_enabler-5*.log

Following is the log file: /home ... (more)

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please be specific on which distro of ROS you are using. previous versions of ROS are discontinued to be updated and seems to give problems. After reading your comments I would only suggest to reinstall Ubuntu and ROS and try again. If the problem persists reply here.

Vegeta gravatar image Vegeta  ( 2014-08-13 07:56:45 -0500 )edit