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what are the different communication methods available?

asked 2015-07-12 10:20:05 -0500

hommsy gravatar image

Im not talking about services etc. I mean what communication methods could be used between a laptop running ROS and a robot running ROS?

i mean the actual data transfer medium..wifi? Zigbee? bluetooth? ethernet? UWB?

has anyone played around with different ways to do communication?

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answered 2015-07-12 11:28:44 -0500

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It is everything possible aslong you can tunnel TCP-Communication. For communication within in the robot(one Roscore) I prefer Ethernet, to connect the services. For commication between a Command&Controll and the Robot I Use Wifi (and an ligtwith UDP protokol), if longdistance communication is neccery, I would use Zigbee and Rosserial and Bluetooh is nice way to connect a Remotecontroll with Real-Visual feedback.


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thank you for your input. Thats helpful. Do you know of any scientific paper that says so? it seems there are no papers targeting the communication between the "Command&Control" and the robot..any ideas?

hommsy gravatar image hommsy  ( 2015-07-12 12:13:41 -0500 )edit

If I want to use Bluetooth as the underlying medium of communication between different ROS nodes which controls various parts of the robot, how would I implement it. I understand that ROS works on TCP. So I should enable Bluetooth profile which is capable of supporting TCP. PPP? any suggestions?

Ajan gravatar image Ajan  ( 2015-11-23 13:20:58 -0500 )edit

I you can Chose, you can configure Bluetooth PAN, and you have an TCP/Connection

duck-development gravatar image duck-development  ( 2015-11-24 13:02:04 -0500 )edit

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