[ros-users] p2os TCP instead of serialport/usb

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 17:20:22 UTC 2012


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On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Mario Grotschar <eisen.horn at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to use the p2os stack to interface an Amigobot, which is an
> Adept MobileRobots (ActivMedia) robot. This robot uses ARIA as firmware, and
> so do Pioneer 2/Pioneer 3 (DX and AT).
> According to
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/p2os/Tutorials/Getting%20Started%20with%20p2os a
> computer fixed to the robot is required. I was wondering if the p2os_driver
> also supports to connect via TCP to the robot instead of using a serial/usb
> interface.
> In robot_para,ms.h I could see these defines
> /* conection stuff */
> #define DEFAULT_P2OS_PORT "/dev/ttyS0"
> #define DEFAULT_P2OS_TCP_REMOTE_HOST "localhost"
> I guess the DEFAULT_P2OS_TCP_REMOTE_HOST refers to the port where to publish
> messages? Is it possible to set the DEFAULT_P2OS_PORT to an ethernet
> interface?
> I would like to run both nodes, p2os_driver and telop_keyboard on a laptop
> an have p2os_driver sending the commands to the ARIA firmware via wlan. Is
> this possible?
> Thanks for any hints,
> BR
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