[ros-users] ROS and OpenRTM-aist

Radu Bogdan Rusu rusu at willowgarage.com
Tue May 18 07:15:53 UTC 2010

Awesome stuff Geoff! Now even more people will be able to use PCL! ;)


On 05/18/2010 12:12 AM, Geoffrey Biggs wrote:
> Evening all,
> Although I guess it's not a common thing yet, there have been murmurings
> for quite a while now here in Japan about a desire to be able to use
> OpenRTM-aist and ROS together. We would gain the huge range of
> functional software and the persistent channel-based communications of
> ROS, and keep the strong life-cycle and execution management of
> OpenRTM-aist.
> So here's a patch for OpenRTM-aist that does exactly that.
> This patch adds a new transport type to OpenRTM-aist specifically for
> communicating across ROS channels. No doubt someone will find the
> ability to use a persistent channel for communication useful, but the
> main benefit is that it gives nearly-seamless communications between
> components written for OpenRTM-aist and nodes written for ROS. Your
> network of distributed components/nodes no longer has to be in just one
> framework.
> There are no wrappers involved. It's all native communication using the
> same ROS libraries as you would use in a pure-ROS system - no
> translation layers means maximum efficiency. You create a port type for
> the ROS transport, and off you go. If you already know ROS, you'll feel
> right at home using the ports.
> The one caveat is why I say nearly-seamless: we still don't have a
> unified set of types (also, there are some issues with the typing system
> in OpenRTM-aist that we're working to sort out). Fortunately, the types
> issue is a hot topic amongst framework designers at the moment, so I
> hope we will have solved that problem before too long. :)
> I have attached both the patch, for OpenRTM-aist-1.0.0, and a set of
> examples for each port type (publisher/subscriber/client/server). I hope
> to get a web page up on the OpenRTM-aist site shortly with a more
> detailed explanation of usage; for now, the examples and the doxygen
> comments in the source will point you in the right direction - it's all
> pretty simple.
> Comments, suggestions, and improvements are welcome.
> Geoff
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