Is it possible to set up RoboDK to subscribe to messages published by ROS nodes?

asked 2015-12-25 14:21:30 -0500

drabanus gravatar image

How to configure ROS in order to publish data, e.g. positions, or joint angles, to the RoboDK? This in order to use the visualization features of RoboDK to simulate paths, and whole motion sequences.

Best regards and merry christmas everyone - David

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This is probably possible, but without a bit of custom code, only on Linux. I'm interested in this as well and will update as soon as I have some results.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-12-28 11:28:03 -0500 )edit

any updates on this?

Anirudh_s gravatar image Anirudh_s  ( 2017-02-26 23:12:28 -0500 )edit

Not from my side.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-27 07:53:05 -0500 )edit

Hey , how much better is robodk when in comparison with move_it module of ROS?

chrissunny94 gravatar image chrissunny94  ( 2018-03-31 08:47:39 -0500 )edit

I feel it would be unfair to compare the two. See #q261368 for part of the reasons why. In short: MoveIt is a full motion planner that can find its own paths while taking (moving) obstacles into account. RoboDK is an off-line programming tool (a fancy one, but still).

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-31 09:16:44 -0500 )edit