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Remotely run "rosrun rviz rviz" from launch file

asked 2013-01-31 04:10:06 -0600

Andrius gravatar image

All,

Is there a way I can launch a launch file on the master that runs rviz on my workstation?

If so, could you provide an example?

Thank you! Andy

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Could you clarify your question? From what I understood, you have two machines. Master is running on a machine that is not your workstation (a robot?). You want to be able to automatically run rviz on your workstation when you execute a launch file on the other machine. Is that right?

georgebrindeiro gravatar imagegeorgebrindeiro ( 2013-01-31 05:20:03 -0600 )edit

That is correct. Any thoughts on how to do this?

Andrius gravatar imageAndrius ( 2013-01-31 05:35:33 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-01-31 05:21:26 -0600

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You should be able to do that with the <machine> tag.

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could you expound on that a bit? the machine tag seemed like a logical place to start, but i'm not sure of the syntax to remotely run rviz from my master to my workstation

Andrius gravatar imageAndrius ( 2013-01-31 05:39:59 -0600 )edit
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Examples can be found here: http://www.ros.org/wiki/roslaunch/XML/machine#Examples Are there any tags you can't figure out?

georgebrindeiro gravatar imagegeorgebrindeiro ( 2013-02-01 00:52:17 -0600 )edit
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answered 2013-01-31 05:32:05 -0600

If u want to visualize the topics published in master on ur workstation then you can do a network setup explained here http://www.ros.org/wiki/Robots/TurtleBot/Network%20Setup and then run rviz on ur workstation.

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shade: thank you, but I am months beyond the point of the "network setup" for master -> workstation comunication....im writing code that remotely launches multiple kinects in rviz from my master system to my workstation via a single "roslaunch" command

Andrius gravatar imageAndrius ( 2013-01-31 05:38:53 -0600 )edit

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