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Serial Connection to Hokuyo from Master

asked 2018-07-16 03:42:57 -0500

Justin-RR2-IP gravatar image

updated 2018-07-20 00:38:43 -0500


I am currently getting the error:

[ERROR] [1531729856.715593296]: Error connecting to Hokuyo: Could not open serial Hokuyo:
/dev/ttyACM0 @ 115200
could not open serial device.

Initially, after encountering this problem, I was able to resolve it by adding myself to the dialout list as suggested: I was able to view the data from the Hokuyo after doing this.

I am now trying to access the Hokuyo from a different machine. On the drone (where the Hokuyo is connected), I changed ROS_MASTER_URI and ROS_IP to match the PC. On the PC, I then ran:

$ roscore
$ ssh drone-user@drone-IP

I am able to run '$ rostopic list' correctly. However, after typing '$ rosrun urg_node urg_node', I receive the error mentioned above.

Any help is greatly appreciated.



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answered 2018-07-18 22:25:20 -0500

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I have managed to fix the error, it was caused by a large discrepancy in time between the PC and the drone.
Connecting both devices to the internet and synchronizing their times was enough to resolve the issue. Initially, I tried using the 'chrony' package for Ubuntu but I was unable to synchronize the times using this.

Any suggestions on how to get the drone to synchronize its time to match the PC's would be greatly appreciated!

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