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asked 2015-08-17 15:57:33 -0500

arennuit gravatar image

updated 2015-08-18 00:29:27 -0500

Hi all,

I am currently reviewing Orocos and would like to use it as my control framework. I would like to use ROS as my transport layer so I have found rtt_ros_integration to be to the point.

I have read all the orocos doc I could find, and would like to pratise on the examples, so I have now installed rtt-ros-integration in indigo (under ubuntu 14.04). But it seems that the orocos component manual is no longer up-to-date as it states to use the following command line in order to create an orocos component package rosrun ocl orocreate-pkg HelloWorld. But this command line outputs an error saying orocreate-pkg does not exist in package ocl, which is true (I have checked in the said package). The same happens when trying to start the deployer with rosrun ocl deployer-gnulinux.

I guess the instructions of the orocos component manual correspond to an old version of the ROS / orocos integration. Hence my question: anyone knows more than I do on the new ways to start orocreate-pkg, the deployer, or the task browser with rtt-ros-integration?

I have run the rtt_ros_examples (the ops version, not the LUA version which looks bugged), but I could not figure out the answer so far...



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answered 2015-08-18 04:05:09 -0500

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updated 2015-08-18 05:17:22 -0500

ok, I think I have some elements for the answer.


  • Do not follow the steps given in the orocos doc, they are deprecated and should be updated (as for the integration into ROS - the other parts of the doc are still relevant)

    -> the last doc corresponds to version 2.6 of orocos and we are now at version 2.8

  • Follow the steps given in the rtt_ros_integration doc

In addition to this:

  • create a folder in your workspace (as if you were doing a normal ROS package) and put all your code in there (CMakeLists.txt, package.xml, HelloWorld.cpp, helloworld.ops...)
  • for the content of these files (CMakeLists.txt, package.xml, HelloWorld.cpp, helloworld.ops...), you can get inspiration from the examples in rtt_ros_integration_examples
  • all instructions in helloworld.ops should end with a ";", no idea why...
  • no longer use OCL_CREATE_COMPONENT in your .cpp, but ORO_CREATE_COMPONENT

    -> this is the new way of doing things

  • compile your component the normal ROS way (catkin_make in your workspace)
  • dynamically load your component: rosrun rtt_ros deployer -s helloworld.ops -linfo



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When i run this code, rosrun rtt_ros deployer -s helloworld.ops -linfo

I am getting this error, /home/coe/ws/underlay/src/rtt_ros_integration/rtt_ros/scripts/deployer: line 5: deployer: command not found

Balaji gravatar image Balaji  ( 2016-05-09 02:03:22 -0500 )edit

I cannot see the Helloworld.ops and helloworld.cpp file. I am getting error as failed to open ocl when i run catkin_make_isolated --install and im getting error as cmake failed when i run catkin_make

Balaji gravatar image Balaji  ( 2016-05-09 02:08:04 -0500 )edit

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