Is Indigo Interoperable with Kinetic on a Turtlebot

asked 2017-02-06 16:04:06 -0600

ljking gravatar image

I have installed ROS Kinetic on my turtlebot, and it works fine, the follower works. My 'Host' PC is running Ubuntu 14.04 hence only ROS Indigo is supported on this platform. I have installed ROS Indigo and it appears to work fine. When I start the Turtlebot and then run rostopic list I can see the list of published topics. When I run rostopic pub -r10 /hello std_msgs/String "hello" on the host PC, I can see the new topic on the turtlebot, but rostopic echo /hello doesn't list the events. same thing tho other direction swapping the pub and echo source and targets. I am following the directions at and I am quite sure I have the IP addresses correct.

My question, is there some reason why Indigo and Kinetic don't interoperate over the network? Do I need to have the same ROS versions on the host PC, and on the Turtlebot?

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Worked last time I tried, maybe firewall issue?

Humpelstilzchen gravatar image Humpelstilzchen  ( 2017-02-07 03:02:10 -0600 )edit

Oh, I didn't think if that, great idea, I will try that next and let you know how it goes. Thanks

ljking gravatar image ljking  ( 2017-02-07 08:57:56 -0600 )edit