GCS and ROS node communication

asked 2018-10-10 04:47:31 -0500

TAIMAZ gravatar image

Is there any way to send the way-points from the GCS directly to a ROS node? I need to modify the way-points before sending them to the autopilot. I know that I can send them first to the autopilot and then get the way-points from the autopilot by a ROS node, But the thing that is important for me is that I need to directly send the way-points to my ROS node. Any hint or any help will be appreciated :-)

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I'm not into drones. What is "the GCS" and which packages are you using (if any)?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-10-10 06:52:26 -0500 )edit

GCS is the ground control station, that here I am using QGroundControl. Now, I can communicate from my ROS node with the autopilot using the MAVROS package. I can also communicate with the autopilot from the GCS to send the way-points by MAVLink protocol.

TAIMAZ gravatar image TAIMAZ  ( 2018-10-10 07:27:33 -0500 )edit

Now, I need to directly send the waypoints from the GCS to my node using the MAVROS. Do you think it is feasible ? If yes, How can I do that? Thank you in advance for your answer.

TAIMAZ gravatar image TAIMAZ  ( 2018-10-10 07:28:51 -0500 )edit