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Run Hydro package on ROS indigo

asked 2017-08-24 16:02:49 -0500

mewescott gravatar image

I have a Baxter robot that has an Oculus Hydra razor setup on it. I also have a Clearpath Ridgeback that I am going to mount it on. Both robots support running on Indigo so i upgraded the laptop. My issue now is the package that runs the Hydra razor is only available for Hydro. Is there any way to run a Hydro package with Ubuntu 14.04 and ROS Indigo.

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answered 2017-08-25 15:31:30 -0500

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You can run Hydro code in Indigo by cloning the repository to an Ubuntu 14.04 based system that also has ROS Indigo sourced. You can then make a catkin_workspace and put the code in that workspace to build it. If it builds, great. If not, you'll have to fight with it until it builds. Once it builds however, you will be able to use it alongisde your existing ROS system as long as you have that workspace sourced in whatever terminal you're using it with. I suggest adding it to your ~/.bashrc if it will be a continuing occurrence.

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I don't know if I can get it to work but I will give it a try when I get to this stage. I plan to install the Hydro distro code and the newer drivers on top of it.

mewescott gravatar image mewescott  ( 2017-08-28 16:05:26 -0500 )edit

I have installed all the latest drivers and the Hydro version software written for the Baxter to Hydra interface. It would not run. I get the following messages and I am not sure how to correct them; couldn't open hydra on /dev/hydra couldn't open hidraw device Any suggestions would be appreciated

mewescott gravatar image mewescott  ( 2017-09-11 13:00:50 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-08-24 20:45:47 -0500

Ed Venator gravatar image

According to ROS Index, it looks like the razer_hydra package has been released for ROS Indigo. You should be able to install it with sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-razer-hydra.

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I appreciate the information. However, the driver is not my only problem. There is a repository with code written specifically to use the razer_hydra, oculus rift, and Kinect with the Baxter robot. See link text It is only for Hydro.

mewescott gravatar image mewescott  ( 2017-08-24 21:30:02 -0500 )edit

Apparently it was the Oculus Rift Rviz support that was not available in indigo at the time of development. It is now. Do you think I could run this code in Indigo if I install the latest drivers for the Razor and Rift too? If not how do you run Hydro code in Indigo?

mewescott gravatar image mewescott  ( 2017-08-24 21:32:01 -0500 )edit

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