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Raspberry pi 2B+ ros indigo

asked 2016-03-29 17:25:36 -0600

Chickenman gravatar image

updated 2016-03-29 17:38:35 -0600

Hi guys I am running ros indigo on my raspberry pi 2b+. I created robot driver for my arm manipulator which is implementation of 3 processes. Main process is service and communicates via usb-serial interface/rs232. 2nd proces is servis which generate messages for main procesess and controlling them and do some basic commutations and the last one is joint_states topic which is communicating with main proces via servis and publishing joint_states. Firstly i had this program on my computer and it could easily publish joint states every 80 ms. But after compilation on raspberry pi . I takes 400 ms to publish joint states of my 6 -dof manipulator and I am not talking about any other control. Is it normally so slow or am I doing something wrong. Can you give me some hints ? Thank you for any advice. Is any there problem with socket communication and publishing topics on raspberry? because it is really so slow

Thanky you for your answers

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answered 2016-03-30 15:27:28 -0600

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Ok so I found solution for my problem. Services were not able to communicate faster than 20 Hz on raspberry. I also tried this solution but it did not help me at all. So I changed the architecture of my program replaced services with topics add one more thread and now it is working without any problems.

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answered 2016-03-29 17:33:21 -0600

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If you use the building rs233 you may try an USB converter. Have you blocking read ? What is your CPU load? On the pi and you PC?

Do you have graphics output on the pi RViz?

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I also tried directly usb serial interface and it is still the same my cpu load is 52 % and I am using just console interface not graphical. Raspberry should be used just as a driver controller and I am planning to publish joint_states to my computer. using wifi and connecting ros cores

Chickenman gravatar image Chickenman  ( 2016-03-29 17:41:21 -0600 )edit

python process is eating half of my cpu usage 53 % and it could be the problem in my opinion

Chickenman gravatar image Chickenman  ( 2016-03-30 06:35:15 -0600 )edit

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