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are there standard battery level messages in ROS

asked 2014-09-18 05:01:16 -0600

mherrb gravatar image

for developping low level interfaces for a new robot, are there existing standard messages for battery level (in %) or voltage, or thresholds (low) / flags (charging / dis-charging) ?

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answered 2017-06-04 11:55:57 -0600

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We added a BatteryState message in sensor_msgs

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Dear can you give some hardware connection example to read battery status from Arduino.

shahbaz.ele gravatar image shahbaz.ele  ( 2021-03-31 01:58:28 -0600 )edit

This is very different than the topic of this question. Please don't ask questions in the comments on this site. If you have a question please ask it as a full question.

Related, this looks like a good question for an Arduino forum and not a ROS forum as your question doesn't appear to be ROS related, it would likely be closed as off topic.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2021-03-31 13:08:27 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-09-18 06:52:45 -0600

dornhege gravatar image

For the turtlebot dashboard the laptop battery status is send as a message and also via diagnostics. The http://wiki.ros.org/linux_hardware package contains a LaptopCharge message.

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answered 2014-09-18 11:32:56 -0600

BennyRe gravatar image

The Neobotix driver and the p2os package both have battery state messages.

However non of them is some sort of standard.

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answered 2015-07-09 21:08:10 -0600

Daniel Stonier gravatar image

From indigo onwards, there is a standard battery message type in the ros-drivers umbrella.

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answered 2015-07-10 02:23:33 -0600

Humpelstilzchen gravatar image

You can also use diagnostic_msgs.

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