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Description: Illustrates how to retrieve kobuki diagnostics.

Keywords: kobuki, turtlebot, diagnostics

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER

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Kobuki provides typical diagnostics information easily accessible with the Robot Monitor GUI. Up to now the following information is presented:

  • robot-laptop link watchdog
  • robot battery status
  • sensors: bumper, cliff, wheel drop, motor current, gyro
  • input ports: analog, digital

Robot Monitor GUI

Install it, if you didn't before:

> sudo apt-get install ros-$ROS_DISTRO-rqt-robot-monitor

To launch the Robot Monitor GUI type:

> rosrun rqt_robot_monitor rqt_robot_monitor

You should see something like:


Wiki: kobuki/Tutorials/Diagnostics (last edited 2017-03-28 03:39:46 by DanielStonier)