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UI for controlling a robotic arm

asked 2018-03-30 10:30:05 -0500

Hey , i recently started working on robotic manipulators .

I have in my possession a 6DOF , servo based robotic arm , run using PCA9685 and Arduino(ros_serial is used ). I can control the arm vai RQT or "rostopic pub ** ".

Before moving onto move_it module , i want to manually control the robotic arm using a UI .

I was thinking something like a web based UI with sliders for controlling the individual servos , how may i proceed ?

How do people generally control robotic arms vai manual method?

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answered 2018-03-30 12:10:28 -0500

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If your robot has a ros_control compatible hardware_interface configured with an instance of the joint_trajectory_controller, you could use rqt_joint_trajectory_controller (from here):

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Can i get a web-based UI , using a simple slider such as available on RQT

chrissunny94 gravatar imagechrissunny94 ( 2018-03-30 19:06:40 -0500 )edit

Probably. I do not know of one though.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-03-31 03:20:28 -0500 )edit

Thanks anyways

chrissunny94 gravatar imagechrissunny94 ( 2018-03-31 03:57:16 -0500 )edit

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