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asked 2018-03-05 03:40:31 -0600

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The goal is to build a webpage with 3 image topics[AKA web streams] and 2 client nodes(AKA inputs for the user accessing the webpage) of a ros system.

  1. Is this even possible?
  2. If yes, what exactly do i do? I have no experience in web stuff.

Thanks in advance

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The typical answer to these types of questions is: yes, use rosbridge_suite together with RobotWebTools. That would allow you to create something from scratch.

There are some precooked solutions that use the above, but if you ..

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-05 03:44:08 -0600 )edit

.. have no experience in web development using any of that is going to be difficult. It might help if you can describe what your actual goal is: what is this web application supposed to do / allow?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-05 03:44:23 -0600 )edit

For industrial applications and HMIs, flexgui might be an option. It's ROS integrated and targeted specifically at industrial interfaces. The basic variant is also open-source: flexgui_industrial.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-05 03:46:01 -0600 )edit

Not industrial. Just for a prototype for my project.

eric_cartman gravatar image eric_cartman  ( 2018-03-05 03:51:14 -0600 )edit

I have a ROS system with a couple of cameras, a mobile base & a robotic arm. I have 2 servers one for the base and one for the arm. I need to build a webpage/application which links to this ros system and must contain 3 web streams & 2 user inputs which link to the ros servers(aka ros-clients)

eric_cartman gravatar image eric_cartman  ( 2018-03-19 13:04:14 -0600 )edit

Seems like ros web tools should be a good enough system for now. Thanks for you help @gvdhoorn

eric_cartman gravatar image eric_cartman  ( 2018-03-19 19:29:47 -0600 )edit

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