ROS on Custom Robot

asked 2018-07-26 20:47:40 -0500

Nelle gravatar image

Hi all.

I am very new to ROS (more than 2 weeks in reading and tutorials) and I think I have understood most of the basics like creating package, rostopic pub, etc. I have a non-ROS robot using raspberry pi 3, running on Raspbian but already has ROS Kinetic (I found an image file in the turtlebot3 tutorial site). Now my question here is, how can I control my robot using my PC/laptop (which is running on Ubuntu and ROS Kinetic)? I have searched everywhere but found no concrete idea on how to start with this project. Maybe someone here can point me in the correct direction and tutorial on integrating ROS on a non-ROS robot?

Any reply would be highly appreciated.

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Can you tell us more about the non-ROS robot your trying to integrate with? At best there may be packages for it already made, at worst you'll have to build ROS driver nodes yourself.

PeteBlackerThe3rd gravatar image PeteBlackerThe3rd  ( 2018-07-27 06:32:59 -0500 )edit

actually, the platform is this kind of robot:

I'm afraid I have to build everything from scratch. The project is a rescue type of robot that detects victims and marks them on the map. But the detection part was already made by another team.

Nelle gravatar image Nelle  ( 2018-07-29 18:59:37 -0500 )edit

My team on the other hand is tasked to integrate ROS onto the devastator robot. I'm afraid I don't know where to start.

Nelle gravatar image Nelle  ( 2018-07-29 19:00:12 -0500 )edit

Hey my team and I are working on a similar project with the devastator as well, have u made any progress since ur post?

melsagh gravatar image melsagh  ( 2021-11-18 22:50:13 -0500 )edit