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Roscore on android device

asked 2013-03-26 18:22:44 -0500

Gosu gravatar image

Hi, Is it posible to run roscore on an android device, and make other nodes on a ubuntu laptop connect to it?

Thanks in advance.

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answered 2013-03-27 02:23:46 -0500

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Yes, it's possible to run the roscore on the Android device. You can start one programmatically using RosCore.newPublic() which will listen on the public interfaces. (The MasterChoooser default implementation will start a Private server, not accessible by the outside world).

Once you start your RosCore, you can set the ROS_MASTER_URI environment variable on your Ubuntu laptop to your Android device: export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://192.168.1.10:11311

Once that is set (in all your shells), you should be able to see topics using rostopic and the other basic tools.

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Thank you very much for your answer. I will give it a try.

Gosu gravatar image Gosu  ( 2013-03-27 03:18:32 -0500 )edit

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