[ros-users] Monitoring /diagnostics and /diagnostics_agg topics

Isaac Isao Saito 130s at lateeye.net
Sun Oct 19 01:20:32 UTC 2014

Hi Felipe,

while I think this type of technical question is more appreciated when
asked on http://answers.ros.org,

to simulate diagnostics there's a QA post
Also using bag files captured on multiple robots should work (I haven't
done it though).


On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 3:38 AM, Felipe Roman <roman.felipe at gmail.com>

> Hi All,
> I am working on a monitoring tool for monitor multiple robots running ROS.
> The tool is working fine and I already tested using two real turtlebot
> robots.
> The next step I am planning to do is to monitor a large number of robots.
> I tried to use gazebo for simulate robots and it worked. I tested all
> avaiable robots on gazebo and the only one that publishes information on
> the  /diagnostics and /diagnostics_agg topics was the PR2.
> Also gazebo requires a lot of computer resources to simulate each robot.
> Has anyone have any idea how to simulate more robots publishing diagnostic
> information ?
> I am wondering if create a python script for publish "random" information
> on the /diagnostics and /diagnostics_agg topics is a good solution or there
> is other ways to do the same.
> I am looking few examples on how to publish on diagnostic topic in python
> http://docs.ros.org/hydro/api/diagnostic_updater/html/
> Thanks in advance,
> --
> Best Regards,
> Felipe Roman
> Phone 55 51 8454 8110
> LinkedIn http://au.linkedin.com/in/feliperoman
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