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GUI based control in ROS

asked 2017-11-07 06:58:05 -0500

ravijoshi gravatar image

I am trying to develop an application, which has a robot having multiple tasks. For example task 1 can be "move left arm", task 2 can be "move both the arms", task 3 can be "start recording from the camera" etc. I have written the code for doing all these tasks in ROS using c++ and python.

At present, I can visualize robot and camera output inside RViz. However, I want to create some GUI elements such as Buttons. Button 1 can be "move left arm", similarly button 2 can be "move both the arms" etc.

I am not able to find out the documentation in order to add GUI elements in RViz. I am looking for suggestions and references. Thank you very much.

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answered 2018-01-11 19:48:52 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

You are going to need to create a custom rviz plugin. There are several tutorials

I think you'll likely want to first look at the New Dockable Panel which shows how to make a TeleopPanel as an example:

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Thank you very much. Meanwhile, I shifted to RQT and developed a custom plugin. It was quite easy as it was based on QT on python. I will surely check your suggestion too.

ravijoshi gravatar image ravijoshi  ( 2018-01-14 22:13:34 -0500 )edit

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