RVIZ to visualise multi-robot systems

asked 2017-11-01 14:52:18 -0600

akrv gravatar image

Hi, Long time since ROS Fuerte, now my work again demands robot programming. I consider myself a newbie.

I have 4 robots running ROS Kinetic. The robots use AMCL navigation stack with TIM 517 sick laser. I use ROS multi-master to sync all of those robots over the network.

Currently, I open, 4 RVIZ instances with ROS_MASTER_URI and ROS_IP on each terminal pointing towards the robots.

Is there a possibility to visualize all of the 4 robots in a single RVIZ instance?

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Perhaps use only 1 ros master for all your robots. And to distinguish between them use different namespaces for your nodes. This way you can visualize all 4 of your robots in 1 RVIZ instance.

l4ncelot gravatar image l4ncelot  ( 2017-11-02 03:51:43 -0600 )edit

That is probably not possible with the time and use cases we have. Every robot has its own ROS core and works independently. Is there an alternative only for visualization?

akrv gravatar image akrv  ( 2017-11-17 03:06:20 -0600 )edit