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Controlling a robot through a game steering wheel

asked 2018-01-25 07:32:12 -0500

Ednilson gravatar image

I'm using the joy_node of the joy package to control a robot car in V-REP. Now I want to control the robot with a game steering wheel. Is there any package in ROS for this? Otherwise, how do I do this? I already have some knowledge of ROS and V-REP, but I do not know how to read the data sent by the steering wheel driver. I want to use a force feedback steering wheel and a set of pedals. I'm using ROS kinetic and ubuntu 16.04.

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This might be an obvious question, but have you tried using the joy node with the steering wheel? I though they all used the same standard interface?

PeteBlackerThe3rd gravatar imagePeteBlackerThe3rd ( 2018-01-25 18:51:07 -0500 )edit

This is another problem. I still do not have the steering wheel. I would like to receive some tip from some steering wheel that is compatible with some existing ROS package and that accepts force feedback

Ednilson gravatar imageEdnilson ( 2018-02-01 06:24:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-02-02 14:15:02 -0500

It doesn't look (as far as I can see) there are any ros nodes dedicated to steering wheels. This Reddit thread has a good discussion on linux compatible ones and links to some git repos. You may have to dive in and make your own node for this.

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