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p2os vs ROSARIA

asked 2012-03-14 22:40:41 -0500

prince gravatar image

Hi friends,

Most of community here uses p2os for pioneer robots. ARIA library from MobileRobotics is also integrated with ROSARIA wrapper. What is the difference between them? Are there any possible issues with pioneer controller with p2os? p2os do mention support ARCOS firmware. Is it fully supported? I presume yes! Just to be on safer side.

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answered 2012-10-04 01:04:44 -0500

ReedHedges gravatar image

Hello, the difference is that p2os contains its own implementation of the robot protocol, while ROSARIA calls into the ARIA library. This makes ROSARIA more complex to set up and use, though it's more portable across different MobileRobots robots and configurations -- and future robots -- and it would be easier for you to add or modify it (since you just need to use the relevant ARIA API, not the robot or other device communications)

p2os however has been around a bit longer (I think it was actually adapted from Player... the name indicates it was originally developed for the old Pioneer 2 robot) and at this point I think p2os contains some features that are not yet in ROSARIA.

hope this helps,


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