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ROSARIA vs p2os for Pioneer LX

asked 2016-07-21 09:26:27 -0600

AbelC gravatar image

I am curious as to which of the two (ROSARIA or P2OS) would be more adequate for a pioneer LX mobile robot. I am asking because although I would prefer to use p2os it does seem like an older package while the LX model is rather new.

As a side note, does anyone know if there is any package for auto-docking into charging station?

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answered 2016-07-25 09:06:28 -0600

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You can use ROSARIA with the LX. The LX has a few differences from other Pioneer robots that would need to be implemented in the P2OS node; if anyone wants to discuss those let me know. (Mostly in how the robot computer, controller, and some components are interconnected, the basic protocol is the same.)

The full auto-docking process is implemented in the ARNL library (navigating to the docking station, then switching to a mode where it drives into the dock and remains at the dock until some condition (e.g. fully charged) or told to switch out of that mode.) There is a ROS wrapper for ARNL you can run instead of the ROSARIA node if you want (ros-arnl, http://wiki.ros.org/ros-arnl ).

Some of the tools used by ARNL to implement docking are available in ARIA however such as sensing the charging station, turning and moving into the station, etc.

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Thanks for the quick response. I'm going to give the ARNL wrapper a chance as it does seem to provide what I'm looking for.

AbelC gravatar imageAbelC ( 2016-07-25 09:26:49 -0600 )edit

OK. There is still some work being done on ros-arnl to add features and find bugs, see the discussions on the issues section of the ros-arnl github repository.

ReedHedges gravatar imageReedHedges ( 2016-07-30 07:04:25 -0600 )edit

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