[ros-users] RT ROS + EtherCAT

Austin Hendrix legotown at aol.com
Wed Jan 11 19:56:10 UTC 2012

This sounds nearly identical to the system we use here at Willow Garage on the PR2.

We're using a PREEMPT_RT kernel (2.6.31+, moving to 3.0) with a 1kHz control loop in user space.


Jonathan Hurst <jonathan.hurst at oregonstate.edu> wrote:

>Dear ROS Users,
>We would like to use Robot Operating System on ATRIAS, the bipedal
>robot we are building
>but we must have reliable real-time control at 1kHz with communication
>over an EtherCAT bus.  We have assembled some existing software tools
>to enable this, including the EtherLab driver and Orocos RTT to tie
>things all together in real time.  If you are interested in this
>discussion, please feel free to join the Email list - it has a brief
>history with one or two summaries of working systems, but I hope we
>will have much more detailed discussions, or receive pointers to other
>working systems.  You can sign up for the list here:
>Jonathan W. Hurst
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