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How to connect ROS to ABB controller

asked 2017-06-09 13:18:48 -0500

Vinh K gravatar image

Dear all,

I am trying to connect my Ubuntu with ROS Hydro to ABB controller that is using IRB120 robotic arm, but I am unable to understand how to make it connect. I am looking at this image description. But I am unsure what the robot_ip parameters should be.

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First: please don't use ROS Hydro. It's long been EOLd, and you're missing out on a lot of improvements and support.

Second: can you please tell us where you found the text that you show in your question? I cannot find it in any of the official (ros-i) tutorials.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-06-09 13:27:38 -0500 )edit
Vinh K gravatar image Vinh K  ( 2017-06-09 13:30:51 -0500 )edit

in chapter 15

Vinh K gravatar image Vinh K  ( 2017-06-09 13:31:12 -0500 )edit

The link, does not work anymore, do you have by any chance, the link updated?

Lina gravatar image Lina  ( 2019-02-18 06:39:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-10 01:20:08 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

In short: after you have completed setting up your controller according to the official tutorial, the robot_ip argument should be set to the IP(v4) address of your IRC5 controller (either real or simulated).

This means you'll have to have configured networking correctly on your IRC5, and be able to ping the controller from your ROS PC.

If you only installed ROS Hydro because the PDF you linked instructs you to, I would recommend you start over with either Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) and ROS Indigo, or Ubuntu Xenial (16.04) and ROS Kinetic. The ABB packages are supported on both of these distributions and ROS releases. Then follow the official tutorial.

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I was able to ping it. That is working

Vinh K gravatar image Vinh K  ( 2017-06-21 10:33:37 -0500 )edit

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