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I have followed the steps for turtlebot create base, but still it is showing failed to connect to /dev/kobuki ?

asked 2014-06-27 22:00:26 -0600

vikiboy gravatar image

I use ROS indigo, I have followed the following steps for create base in turtlebot

export TURTLEBOT_BASE=create export TURTLEBOT_STACKS=circles export TURTLEBOT_3D_SENSOR=kinect

But still whenever I enter the roslaunch turtlebot_bringup minimal.launch

it shows the error

"Failed to open port /dev/kobuki. Please make sure the Create cable is plugged into the computer. "

Please help

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answered 2014-06-28 23:50:11 -0600

Daniel Stonier gravatar image

Looks like there was an update in the turtlebot code: https://github.com/turtlebot/turtlebo...

Try setting TURTLEBOT_SERIAL_PORT to the device your create is listening to (probably /dev/ttyUSB0). I updated the hydro wiki page to reflect this.

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The problem still persists with no change. is this specific to turtlebot in ros indigo ?

vikiboy gravatar image vikiboy  ( 2014-06-29 11:28:31 -0600 )edit

Hydro and indigo should be the same in this regard. Next step would be to check that there isn't a bug in the python create driver code. Add some printf's to make sure this parameter is getting through.

Daniel Stonier gravatar image Daniel Stonier  ( 2014-06-29 21:50:14 -0600 )edit

It works now !! :D following this step

vikiboy gravatar image vikiboy  ( 2014-06-30 02:00:17 -0600 )edit

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