Is ROS designed for mobility and inter-network roaming?

asked 2016-08-01 16:02:26 -0500

nhong gravatar image

updated 2016-08-01 17:29:34 -0500

Hi there,

It seems that the ROS networking setting is quite static. I wonder if the design of ROS taken into account the case where the robots move freely between different networks? The inter-nodes communication would failed right? I'm talking about a distributed ROS system.


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The nodes create TCP connections to send the messages. So the connection will break if you change the network.

NEngelhard gravatar image NEngelhard  ( 2016-08-01 17:45:02 -0500 )edit

I just wonder if there is any thought on such scenario. Will it be on ROS' development road map (like the ability to re-advertising topic once on a new network) or should we look at other alternatives.

nhong gravatar image nhong  ( 2016-08-01 18:30:03 -0500 )edit