Suggestions required: IGUS arm driver for ROS

asked 2018-04-10 10:14:59 -0600

nd gravatar image

updated 2018-04-11 10:30:55 -0600

I am working on a robot arm from IGUS. I have successfully created moveit package. (source:

Now I want to execute this motions on real world robot model. I have looked over Internet and found few articles which says that I need drivers to communicate between robot motion controller and PC(ROS/moveit). My robot controller configs are: Controller : dsPIC33EP512MU810 Board: Microchip Explorer 16

I could not find any IGUS drivers for ROS as we can find them for KUKA, Universal. Is there ROS drivers available for this setup? Or

is there any other way to run moveit package on robot arm via ROS?

could you point me in the direction of some useful resources?


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Hi! I am doing a similiar Project. I am working with a igus robot arm too, but with the goal of using it as movable base for a 3d printer. Unfortunately, I don't have any suggestions for your problem, since I am in a early stage of development. Did you find any solutions meanwhile?

joao gravatar image joao  ( 2018-04-28 04:46:29 -0600 )edit

There is no driver available to communicate with ROS and this microcontroller, but you can write your own node for this (convert ROS msg to microcontroller readable instructions) or else you can use ARDUINO microcontroller for which ROSSERIAL package is available for communication.

nd gravatar image nd  ( 2018-04-30 08:37:15 -0600 )edit