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kobuki teleop problem

asked 2013-07-24 20:00:50 -0500

WB gravatar image

updated 2013-07-25 21:49:01 -0500

I have problem with teleop by keyboard. After bring up kobuki roslaunch turtlebot_bringup minimal.launch, I cannot teleop by keyboard using roslaunch turtlebot_teleop keyboard_teleop.launch. However roslaunch kobuki_keyop safe_keyop.launch works well. Could you explain for me? it seems ros packet for turtlebot 1 is not running for kuboki ( I also tested with turtlebot_follower and gmapping_demo and it didn't worked on kobuki). Thanks

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bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-07-25 18:53:01 -0500 )edit

Thanks for remind me.

WB gravatar image WB  ( 2013-07-25 21:49:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-24 23:03:28 -0500

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updated 2013-07-24 23:07:40 -0500

Hi !

I tested all the packages from the tutorial on a Turtlebot 2 and they were all working (except the Panorama one because I missed a library and didn't want to install it).

Did you start the teleoperation from turtlebot_teleop through ssh ? This might be the source of your troubles if you haven't.

But you can't use packets from the Turtlebot 1 on kobuki since many topics (and some other things I guess too) have been changed. So you need to install the ones which were released for the Turtlebot 2.

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yes I started tele through ssh, but it's working now. Thanks for reply.

WB gravatar image WB  ( 2013-07-25 15:53:23 -0500 )edit

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bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-07-25 18:54:31 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-07-25 02:17:26 -0500

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My guess is that you just need a topic remapping. The kobuki packages configure the cmd_vel_mux, so teleop inputs are usually on /cmd_vel_mux/input/teleop. Older packages might still publish to /cmd_vel directly.

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Since kobuki uses nodelet for velocity command multiplexer. For P3AT robot, if I want to use yocs_cmd_vel_mux (; then remapping is enough? What modification we have to do to achieve similar behavior of TurtleBot 2? I am using fuerte on ubuntu 10.04.

RB gravatar image RB  ( 2014-02-05 18:39:24 -0500 )edit

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