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I am having truble with geting the software version in Baxter

asked 2016-01-25 14:54:31 -0600

MiMo gravatar image

updated 2016-01-26 03:34:22 -0600

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I am new to Baxter and I have trouble getting the software version for Baxter. I am trying to execute this commend

rosparam get /rethink/software_version

but I get this error

ERROR: Parameter [/rethink/software_version] is not set

any one know how to solve this problem.

Edit: thank you I appreciate your help.

I have another problem when I try to run this code:

rosrun baxter_tools -e

it dose not work and I got this error:

[WARN] [WallTime: 1453764465.061960] RobotEnable: Failed to retrieve robot version from rosparam: rethink/software_version
Verify robot state and connectivity (i.e. ROS_MASTER_URI)

how can I solve this issue;

thank you MiMo

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make sure the robot is on and that is sourced in every terminal in which you put baxter-specific commands. If you have more problems you should really email the brr-users list:

jackie gravatar image jackie  ( 2016-01-25 18:35:04 -0600 )edit

@MiMo: please don't post answers if you're not answering the question. For updates to your own question, please just edit it, using the edit link/button. I've merged your update into your question, but please keep it in mind.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-01-26 03:35:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-01-25 15:48:36 -0600

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Did you source your file before trying to get the rosparam? The file configures your shell to talk to the ROS Master running on the Baxter robot. If the software_version parameter was set in the Parameter Server running on the Baxter's ROS Master, then you won't be able to access if it if you aren't connected.

You can also try emailing the brr-users list for Baxter-specific questions, or searching their Google Groups page:

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you also need to edit the file with a new robot/workstation install to set the correct values for the robot and your workstation.

nickw gravatar image nickw  ( 2016-01-26 04:51:08 -0600 )edit

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