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Unable to communicate with ardrone using ardrone_automation

asked 2013-07-29 02:30:23 -0500

Nigel gravatar image

updated 2013-08-01 02:31:59 -0500


Im trying to unravel the problem I have with communicating with the ardrone using ardrone_automation.

I have the ardone connected via wifi and it is visable, no ethernet connected. I have had the ardone running on this computer previously using another application (closed long ago). Drone is on and connected via wifi.

When I try to communicate I get:

nigel@nigel-Satellite-P100:~$ rosnode list

ERROR: Unable to communicate with master!

I have installed all the program as per your instructions and when I go to run it I get the following problem:

nigel@nigel-Satellite-P100:~$ rosrun ardrone_autonomy ardrone_driver

Wait authentification

Wait authentification

Wait authentification


This is my hosts file: localhost nigel-Satellite-P100

The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback

fe00::0 ip6-localnet

ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix

ff02::1 ip6-allnodes

ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

I think I made it worse using:

$ export ROS_HOSTNAME=localhost

$ export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://'localhost:11311' ('added so as not to post link')

Please help !


I found the problem was I did not have a launch file which included roscore

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nevik gravatar image nevik  ( 2013-08-01 03:28:39 -0500 )edit

Does this mean I get Karma points now ;)

Nigel gravatar image Nigel  ( 2013-08-04 03:33:46 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-04 03:33:11 -0500

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I found the problem was I did not have a launch file which included roscore

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