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I want to control robot from internet. Do i need Rosbridge or is there any other way??

asked 2016-06-24 08:16:46 -0500

swati shirke gravatar image

I am using platform ubantu on PC and having ROS indigo on my robot. I want to control my robot from remote location using internet. So do i need rosbridge or can i do it with any other way?? Thanks in advance !!!

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answered 2016-06-25 07:43:43 -0500

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In general, adding 'from [the] internet' to your question doesn't really add much to the already asked question.

If, by 'from [the] internet', you mean 'on a computer connected to the internet', networking is already baked into ROS, so rosbridge is not necessary. You need to learn about the ROS_MASTER_URI and possibly the ROS_IP environment variables.

If, on the other hand, you mean 'from within a web browser', then yes, rosbridge can serve as a tool to help you do that. You can look at the list of experimental ROS client libraries; specifically, you'd likely be interested in rosnodejs. Even more specifically, you should look into robot web tools, and even more specifically than that, at the Widgets section on the Tools page.

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Thank you very much!!

swati shirke gravatar image swati shirke  ( 2016-07-17 09:28:46 -0500 )edit

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