Issues with "rosrun irobot_create_2_1" [closed]

asked 2013-06-12 05:51:31 -0500

musik gravatar image

updated 2013-06-12 09:19:06 -0500

I am new to ROS and I am in the process of running "rosrun irobot_create_2_1". When I launch it via the terminal, the command seems to work and doesn't display any errors. The iRobot is on and connected to the computer by a usb cable connected to its command module, but never plays the inital song to verify that the driver is working. I'm trying to figure why the robot is not communicating properly with the computer.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by tfoote
close date 2017-07-07 15:45:47.026967


which instructions/tutorial are you using?

SL Remy gravatar image SL Remy  ( 2013-06-12 08:36:52 -0500 )edit I'm using groovy instead of electric.

musik gravatar image musik  ( 2013-06-12 09:09:47 -0500 )edit

Did you successfully complete step 5 of the prereqs? "Using ROS Electric to Tele-Operate an iRobot Create Robot"?

SL Remy gravatar image SL Remy  ( 2013-06-17 04:00:00 -0500 )edit

They make reference to a "bad data message" in that tutorial.. do you see that as well?

SL Remy gravatar image SL Remy  ( 2013-06-17 04:01:14 -0500 )edit

Yes the prerequisities were completed except for using ROS to Tele-operating an iRobot because of issues trying to implement "rosrun irobot_create_2_1" and the bad data message never showed.

musik gravatar image musik  ( 2013-06-18 04:20:13 -0500 )edit

I just read on one Q&A that ROS is not designed to run at the level of 8 bit microcontrollers and that communications are abstracted at an IP level which most micrcontrollers don't have available, could this possibly be the issue?

musik gravatar image musik  ( 2013-06-18 04:23:59 -0500 )edit

are there any messages being broadcast? rostopic list... and rostopic echo

SL Remy gravatar image SL Remy  ( 2013-06-18 12:27:37 -0500 )edit