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Concerning ROS driver for fanuc controllers, copying binaries

asked 2021-07-19 06:19:33 -0600

zahid990170 gravatar image

updated 2021-07-19 07:43:22 -0600

Hi,

Conerning ROS support for fanuc, I am following this link to copy specific programs and make necessary configurations on fanuc controllers so that movement commands can be issued to the robots with a virtual controller (Roboguide) or the actual fanuc robots.

I have imported KAREL and TPE sources and these files appear under Files on Roboguide. However, when I compile from Project -> Build -> All, and though I receive a successful compilation. Not all binaries appear under the Programs. In particular, the TPE sources are compiled and appear under programs. Whereas, the ones from the KAREL, compiled as .pc still appear under Files. Hence, these cannot be accessed on the Teach Pendant using SELECT and possibly cannot be run .

Will this be an issue, since for executing commands, we have only run ROS programs which already available under Programs, Could this be a Roboguide issue.

This issue is sorted out. Actually, the same page points out the issue i.e., KAREL programs are not listed and directs to this for solution. We need to set a system variable on TP, namely $KAREL_ENB.

On the same page, there is a reference to download Binaries link text. However, its listed for Hydro release (v0.2.0), HandlingTool (v7.70) while I am on melodic, and HandlingPro (v9.x of virtual controller). Would there be compatibility issues?

thanks,

Zahid

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answered 2021-07-23 09:37:40 -0600

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On the same page, there is a reference to download Binaries link text. However, its listed for Hydro release (v0.2.0), HandlingTool (v7.70) while I am on melodic, and HandlingPro (v9.x of virtual controller). Would there be compatibility issues?

you most likely cannot use the V7.70 binaries with your V9.x controller.

You can try to load the .pc files, but I'm expecting the controller to complain about incompatible versions, and it won't be able to convert them.

If you have Roboguide, I'd suggest translating the .kl files there and then copying them to the controller.

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