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How to do wireless communication between robots and desktops?

asked 2019-09-19 05:23:29 -0500

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I'm currently controlling an autonomous navigating robot (turtlebot2) with the attached pc. However the attached pc doesn't have enough power to do image processing such as openpose, so I want to use a more powerful machine to control the robot. I'm thinking of using a desktop to do wireless communicate with the robot. Thank you in advance for your help.

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answered 2019-09-19 09:21:31 -0500

ROS is an inherently distributed network system. You can run nodes on any computer attached to the network containing your robot as long as the ROS network parameters are setup correctly. See this page for details of setting this up. As long as the computers have a network connection then you can swap processing nodes between computers as you need.

Is your turtle bot attached to a Wi-Fi network in your current setup? It is common for people to use a laptop or desktop with a wireless network to view sensors and send commands to the robot.

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In addition to this, you can check the documentation on how to run ROS on multiple machines. This question also addresses the problem.

pavel92 gravatar image pavel92  ( 2019-09-20 02:31:12 -0500 )edit

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