LabVIEW Publisher & ROS Listener Issue

asked 2020-09-14 05:37:39 -0600

jimc91 gravatar image

I am having issues when trying to publish a string message from LabVIEW to ROS. When I run the publisher in LabVIEW and then the subscriber in ROS, I am not receiving any data (string) in my ROS terminal.

I am using:

  • ROS Kinetic & Ubuntu 16.04LTS
  • LabVIEW 2018 (with ROS for LabVIEW package installed)

Below is the listener python code I am using in ROS. I got this code from the ROS tutorials.

#!/usr/bin/env python

## Simple talker demo that listens to std_msgs/Strings published 

## to the 'chatter' topic

import rospy

from std_msgs.msg import String

def callback(data):

    rospy.loginfo(rospy.get_caller_id() + 'I heard %s',

def listener():

    # In ROS, nodes are uniquely named. If two nodes with the same

    # name are launched, the previous one is kicked off. The

    # anonymous=True flag means that rospy will choose a unique

    # name for our 'listener' node so that multiple listeners can

    # run simultaneously.

    rospy.init_node('listener', anonymous=True)

    rospy.Subscriber('chatter', String, callback)

    # spin() simply keeps python from exiting until this node is stopped


if __name__ == '__main__':


I have also set up the publisher in LabVIEW (see images attached of front panel and block diagram). C:\fakepath\LabVIEW to ROS.JPG

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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