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Run packages from Workstation ???

asked 2013-04-02 22:49:53 -0600

Chik gravatar image

updated 2013-04-03 16:53:39 -0600

We are using TurtleBot. There is a laptop directly connected to the TurtleBot. In addition, there is a workstation which connects to the laptop through wireless connection.

According to my understanding, some packages (e.g. teleop) are run from the laptop, while some can be run from the workstation (e.g. rviz). Since we have a powerful workstation, it makes sense to run heavy packages (e.g. opencv, navigation) from the workstation. However, it seems that opencv, amcl, move_base, etc. are now run from the laptop (or am I wrong?)

Hence, my question is, is it possible to run these packages from the workstation? Thank you very much indeed for your help.

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answered 2013-04-03 17:48:22 -0600

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Yes, it is. Presuming your network is set up correctly, you just need to launch the appropriate file (roslaunch turtlebot_navigation gmapping_demo.launch, for example) on your workstation instead of the laptop. One thing you should be mindful of is the bandwidth requirements. Specifically, if the packages you're running on the workstation rely on point cloud data instead of simple images or the LaserScan generated by the pointcloud_to_laserscan node, you'll run into issues.

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