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Running hokuyo node virtual box (Ubuntu) [closed]

asked 2016-10-24 05:42:10 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 06:02:58 -0500

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Hi All

In a study project I'm trying to run the laser range scanner trough ROS. The type is URG-04LX-UG01. I'm running Ubuntu as guest and Win 10 as host. I have followed this tutorial link text but when I get to step 0.1 Running the hokuyo_node, i get a problem. I have changed ls -l /dev/ttyACM0 to ls -l /dev/ttyS0 in all steps. The Error message when typing rosrun hokuyo_node hokuyo_node is:

[Error] [1477305294.176404987]: Exception thrown while opening Hokuyo. timeout reached (in hokuyo::laser::laserReadline) You may find further details at

Does anybody know a solution to this problem?

Regards Soren

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answered 2016-10-24 08:28:24 -0500

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try to install urg_node

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I have tried to install urg_node but I'm not sure if I'm doing it correct. I'm installing it in the same way as the tutorials shows for the hokuyo_node but just replacing hokuyo_node with urg_node everytime. Is that correct? (Anyway that doesn't work...)

SorenP gravatar image SorenP  ( 2016-10-24 12:18:01 -0500 )edit

after installed the urg_node ,when you want to use it,you should use 'rosrun urg_node urg_node' just like use hokuyo_node,have a try

Aimule gravatar image Aimule  ( 2016-10-26 07:20:58 -0500 )edit

the urg_node will not replace hokuyo_node, you can use these all

Aimule gravatar image Aimule  ( 2016-10-26 20:57:02 -0500 )edit

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