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Developing with rosjava in Android Studio (Windows)

asked 2017-11-26 04:38:38 -0500

Kubi gravatar image

I need to develop a simple Android which is supposed to show some stats of a robot on the smartphone. I'd like to to this on a windows computer, and if I'm not mistaken that should be possible. However, I know little to nothing about ROS and just have basic knowledge of Android Studio. Furthermore, I found no decent tutorial on what I need to do (either not working and/or outdated). Does someone know some good tutorial or can help me getting started? Thank you!

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answered 2017-12-04 08:12:44 -0500

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Hi @Kubi, it may work if you don't need to create any new message or service.

You will need to update your Gradle script to add the Maven repository for rosjava rosjava_mvn_repo. Then, you should be able to add the core depencies for rosjava and ros Android.

Check http://wiki.ros.org/android/Tutorials... and http://wiki.ros.org/rosjava/Tutorials... for reference. I've never tried using that on Windows myself, but in general terms using ROSJava and ROSAndroid should be possible after adding the core dependencies to your buildscripts.

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Thanks for the answer! I eventually ended up working on Ubuntu, but the tutorials you linked apply anyways, right? I just dont understand how to upgrade rosjava_mvn_rep...?

Kubi gravatar image Kubi  ( 2017-12-06 04:17:49 -0500 )edit

Yes; in fact I wouldn't recommend using Windows. I'd suggest you to install rosjava from source; it doesn't take that long. The tutorials already set your buildscripts to point to rosjava_mvn_repo, where the core artifacts are. If you want to add your own artifacts, that's another story.

jubeira gravatar image jubeira  ( 2017-12-06 06:38:08 -0500 )edit

I'm trying to do this on windows, still don't understand too much, to be honest I'm 90% lost

サイトダニエロ gravatar image サイトダニエロ  ( 2020-05-13 13:56:38 -0500 )edit

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