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Calling nodelet manager service from console

asked 2012-10-24 05:30:42 -0500

JBuesch gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:14:02 -0500

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My question concerns how to use the nodelet manager service properly. Consider a nodelet manager has been started and is running. It's rosservice to load a nodelet (/manager/load_nodelet) is also available.

What do I have to call now to, let's say, start the openni_camera nodelet (openni_camera/driver) via this service.

rosservice call /manager/load_nodelet "/nodelet_name" "openni_camera/driver" [] [] [] "nodelet_name1"

tells my 'success' and /nodelet_name does appear under /manager/list topic for a couple of seconds, but vanishes after that with no debug message what so ever.

I am getting pretty frustrated over this, since the API has actually no documentation at all. (If you know different, PLEASE let me know about!)

Any suggestions? Would be deeply appreciated. Thanks.


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answered 2012-10-28 23:21:21 -0500

JBuesch gravatar image

I am going now with another approach and just wanted to close this question. Now I am using app_manager to run the nodelet launch file remotely. This actually works quiet smooth and exactly as I need it. Cheers!

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answered 2012-10-24 06:16:40 -0500

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I wouldn't call the service manually from command line. That's what the nodelet script in the nodelet package is for. Have a look at the wiki page or execute

rosrun nodelet nodelet

for some information on using it.

If you really need/want to call the service directly from the command line, have a look at the source code of the nodelet binary (nodelet/src/nodelet.cpp).

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Thanks for your answer. Yes, you are right. If I just wanted to control nodelets from command line I would go the way you stated. Since I intend something different I wanted to gain some more information. But thanks anyway. Looking into source code is the only solution then. Cheers

JBuesch gravatar image JBuesch  ( 2012-10-24 11:09:04 -0500 )edit

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