How to call a service from outside ROS

asked 2017-03-06 01:54:51 -0500

mutantRobot gravatar image

updated 2017-03-06 02:09:08 -0500

Hello guys,

I was reading the docs and I learnt that ros service client may not be a ros node. Here, ( ), it said that ' in fact, a service client does not have to be a ROS node'.

I'm using python, and we all know ros service interaction is achieved via xmlrpc, so I'm thinking how code outdide ros can call a service implemented by a specific node. I built a simple example following the tutorial ( ) and both server & client worked well. However, when I tried in python 2.7.12 using python xmlrpclib ways to call the service (using service provider's url), I always got a '[Errno 111] Connection refused' error.

So does anyone know how to properly do such things? Any help will be appreciated.

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What do you mean by calling a service from outside ROS? Completely removed from ROS, not using rospy or any other ROS resources? Also, I found this answer to a similar question using rosbridge.

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2017-03-26 00:30:13 -0500 )edit