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Hello guys. I have a scenario in which i have to control (basically send messages to) a master node from the internet

asked 2016-03-14 02:54:17 -0500

nishthapa gravatar image

updated 2016-03-14 02:54:58 -0500

The machine has apache2 and ROS Master. I have also built a Wordpress site on the same machine. What i want to do is to access that wordpress site from the internet (i will buy a router) and use it to send messages to and receive from the ROS Master. Any ideas ?

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answered 2016-03-14 03:17:30 -0500

ahendrix gravatar image

Have a look at rosbridge_suite and roslibjs.

Keep in mind that having your ROS master or rosbridge server available on the internet means that anyone can access it, unless you explicitly add access controls.

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Thanks for the quick reply. I will look into it and this is only for a proof of concept. I will be developing more on that later.

nishthapa gravatar image nishthapa  ( 2016-03-14 03:42:41 -0500 )edit

Thanks a lot bro . I did it. You the man.

nishthapa gravatar image nishthapa  ( 2016-03-14 05:12:15 -0500 )edit

Hello, nishthapa! I have this same issue... How did you made the connection between the 2 nodes? Can you share your code, or part of it? If you prefer, we can talk by e-mail, or facebook chat or whatever... Thanks!

Pedrucius gravatar image Pedrucius  ( 2016-05-17 16:57:27 -0500 )edit

Predrucius, if you mean the internet (a webpage), and the Master node then you will have to keep your master node under a port forwarded router having a public IP. And of course you will have to code the webpage (with JavaScript) yourself. If you want more help, mail me.

nishthapa gravatar image nishthapa  ( 2016-05-25 01:55:32 -0500 )edit

Thanks man! My router had a problem, but now it's solved. Just a simple port forwarding did the trick.

Pedrucius gravatar image Pedrucius  ( 2016-06-18 00:04:41 -0500 )edit

Glad I could be of help.

nishthapa gravatar image nishthapa  ( 2016-06-18 08:21:26 -0500 )edit

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