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How to make ros communication with dynamixel servo?

asked 2017-10-25 15:32:27 -0500

Mekateng gravatar image

Hi, I converted 3d point cloud data using 2d laser scanner with a servo motor .But now ı want to use dynamixel AX 12A servo motor. How to use this motor with Ros? So how to make ros communication with dynamixel servo? Please help me .

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Can you update your question to tell us what you've already found yourself? Searching (with Google fi) for ros dynamixel returns plenty of results.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-10-26 01:50:36 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-10-26 04:36:09 -0500

updated 2017-10-26 04:37:17 -0500

Actually, I am also a beginner however currently we are trying a few things related to ROS with Dynamixel. The things you can try are as follows:-

1) Using Dynamixel_SDK which has official support from ROBOTIS

2) Using FTDI driver #This link has installation for FTDI

3) dynamixel_motor- This ROS package was used widely till the official SDK came out. However, it still may be useful. #This has ROS documentation as well.

Hope this helps.

Note:- 1) The header file called dynamixel.h which we used in MATLAB does not work with Linux. So don't waste your time with that for Linux. 2) We are trying on the EX-106+ model but mostly it should work for your model as well.

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