[ros-users] sensor_msgs type for touch?

Chad Rockey chadrockey at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 15:08:04 UTC 2014

Hi Ingo,

We considered allowing sensor_msgs/FluidPressure (originally called
Pressure) to be fulfill this role, but ultimately Fluid Pressure is used
much differently than force pressure.

Here's the review:

There's definitely enough robots using this kind of sensor to potentially
justify adding a message and we have some existing messages to use as a
baseline for what should go into common_msgs (we like to see a history of
proven uses).

If you want to propose and lead a review for the message, you can follow
the instructions here:

Ultimately it will depend if the reviewers can agree that the ultimate
message will work cleanly across different implementations of hardware.

- Chad

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Ingo Lütkebohle <iluetkeb at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> as far as I can tell, there is no touch-sensor related message in
> sensor_msgs, and the one used by things such as the PR2 fingertip pressure
> sensors live in robot- or sensor-specific packages (pr2_msgs/PressureState
> and fingertip_pressure/PressureInfo in this case).
> Would there be interest in defining robot-independent message types here?
> cheers,
> --
> Ingo Lütkebohle, Dr.-Ing.
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