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Subscribe to geometry_msgs/Pose2D message for arduino application

asked 2015-08-03 21:34:03 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 09:03:52 -0500

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Hello everyone,

How to subscribe to geometry_msgs/Pose2D type message for an arduino application? Any example?

Thanks in advance.

Any help?

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answered 2015-08-04 21:47:47 -0500

Here is a simple example that subscribes to a geometry_msgs/Pose2D topic, toggles a LED every time it receives a message and stores the data in separate variables.

#include <ros.h>
#include <geometry_msgs/Pose2D.h>

ros::NodeHandle  nh;

void poseCb( const geometry_msgs::Pose2D& pose_msg){
  digitalWrite(13, HIGH-digitalRead(13));   // blink the led
  float x = pose_msg.x;
  float y = pose_msg.y;
  float th = pose_msg.theta;

ros::Subscriber<geometry_msgs::Pose2D> sub("pose", &poseCb );

void setup()
  pinMode(13, OUTPUT);

void loop()
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Hello Gary,

Thank you for your answer. Just one question, how do I print the x y theta values on the serial monitor? serial.print doesn't work.

rosdino gravatar image rosdino  ( 2015-08-06 03:49:25 -0500 )edit

You can't use serial.print directly since the serial port is already being used to communicate with the rosserial_python node.

You need to use the ROS' logger. There's an example under File->Examples->ros_lib->Logging in your Arduino IDE

Gary Servin gravatar image Gary Servin  ( 2015-08-06 07:58:27 -0500 )edit

Thanks :-)

rosdino gravatar image rosdino  ( 2015-08-06 09:19:18 -0500 )edit

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