VNC and SSH for viewing and controlling mobile robot

asked 2022-01-13 00:22:07 -0500

1024son gravatar image

updated 2022-03-25 17:27:00 -0500

lucasw gravatar image

Hi all, please bear with me as I am very new to ROS and am trying to have my fyp done. I will try my best to explain my question.

I am currently waiting for my component to be shipped and am further preparing for the project. The robot will be a SLAM robot with help navigation stack package and gmapping.

Question: Can I remote control (with keyboard)/access my robot from my laptop with ssh ( while using VNC to have RVIZ viewing of the robot?

Am I missing something or is my question not making sense? Please let me know thank you!

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I don't think VNC and SSH are mutually exclusive, so yes you should be able to. In the past I have connected to robots using both XRDP and SSH and I don't think VNC would be different. You could also teleop the robot from within your VNC or XRDP client and skip the additional SSH step

shonigmann gravatar image shonigmann  ( 2022-01-13 13:14:31 -0500 )edit

100% agree with @shonigmann, VNC and SSH are not mutually exclusive. Also refer to this previous answer #q380112 as there other things to consider.

osilva gravatar image osilva  ( 2022-01-14 19:33:24 -0500 )edit

Sorry for the late reply and thank you for confirming my doubts. Will look into your reference as well. At least I have somewhere to start off.

Thank you both again.

1024son gravatar image 1024son  ( 2022-01-17 02:46:31 -0500 )edit