Standard message for bumper

asked 2020-12-12 15:09:08 -0500

PaddyCube gravatar image

Hello community,

I'm working in a simple robot which has only limited information about surrounding. It should act as stupid vacuum robot do.

There is a bump Sensor which detects collision left or right. As I'm actually implement Hardware driver for this, I'm looking for a Standard or default message Type for bumper.

For some reason I couldn't find any. I found /kobuki/bumperevent and similar for roomba. But they seem to be specific to these robots.

Are there no common used or Standard message for these? I want to avoid to define a custom message, if possible.

Best regards Patrick

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If you find a solution please post it here. My cursory search seems to indicate that bump sensors are usually part of the robot base (e.g. Kobuki, Create). I could see the case for having a stand alone message.

kscottz gravatar image kscottz  ( 2020-12-18 12:37:43 -0500 )edit