[ros-users] tcpros on ethernet-enabled embedded devices

Mike Purvis mpurvis at clearpathrobotics.com
Thu Sep 22 20:52:11 UTC 2011


The closest thing I was able to find is rosduino, which does bring itself up
as a node and publish a topic, but it looks pretty hacky and

Is there something else that I'm missing?


On 21 September 2011 17:23, Medi-Care Robotics <itsmyrobot at gmail.com> wrote:

> There seems to be a arduino tcp stack.  It is on the roswiki when you
> search for arduino. Allthough i also could not yet figure out how to use
> it...
> Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone
> Op 21 sep. 2011 om 23:19 heeft Mike Purvis <mpurvis at clearpathrobotics.com>
> het volgende geschreven:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > Has anyone had any luck deploying TCPROS on microcontrollers which have
> ethernet interfaces?
> >
> > I'm using a Cortex M3, and I'd like to be able to do realtime stuff, so I
> would prefer to stay close to the metal, rather than running on top of a
> linux kernel. What I'm envisioning is this device participating on a wired
> network with a PC which provides roscore. The M3 would come up and have an
> IP configured where it looks for core (or it could just arp on its subnet
> and try them all).
> >
> > On a high level, what's the feasibility of this? How possible will it be
> to run the comms portion of roscpp without depending on OS-provided process
> management, signalling, sockets, etc?
> >
> > I've been having trouble using eros with the vendor-provided toolchain,
> so I've also been experimenting with just manually compiling portions of
> libros--- how realistic is that as an alternative approach?
> >
> > As a third possibility, would it make sense to try to build this up from
> rosserial, rather than by peeling away layers of roscpp?
> >
> > Thanks for any feedback or suggestions,
> >
> > Mike
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