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Programming Hiro / NEXTAGE OPEN (GUI)

Description: This tutorial shows how to play with MoveIt! from GUI and other intuitive user interfaces.

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Next Tutorial: Programming Hiro/NEXTAGE OPEN via MoveIt!

NOTE: All the tutorials available under the URL http://wiki.ros.org/rtmros_nextage/Tutorials are applicable to the multiple products of Kawada Industries; Hiro (only with the one that opensource software is installed) and NEXTAGE OPEN. To simplify the notation in the rest of the tutorials, we use HiroNXO to appoint the aforementioned robots.

Interact with the robot via MoveIt!

By using MoveIt! RViz plugin, you can conveniently experience the power of MoveIt! motion planner without coding work.

You might want to install first OMPL planner if you already haven't done so.

$ apt-get install ros-%YOUR_ROS_DISTRO%-moveit-planners-ompl

You can use MoveIt! RViz plugin for interactive manipulation on GUI.

$ roslaunch hironx_moveit_config moveit_planning_execution.launch   (HIRO)
$ roslaunch nextage_moveit_config moveit_planning_execution.launch  (NEXTAGE OPEN)


  • This spawns a new ROS Node called "move_group" that provides an interface specific to your robot and MoveIt! motion planner. rqt_graph now shows it too:


Refer to plugin usage page (the page uses PR2 humanoid but you can get the essense).

Note: Interactive Markers have not really been implemented with Hiro. Patch from YOU is welcomed :).

Using joystick

Using joystick, you can operate end effectors of HiroNXO by MoveIt!. For the general instruction, see the instruction page (for indigo) (in moveit_ros_visualization package).

As of January 19, 2016, you need to install moveit_ros_visualization package via source (related issue):

cd %YOUR_CATKIN_WORKSPACE%/src && git clone https://github.com/ros-planning/moveit_ros.git
catkin build moveit_ros_visualization
cd %YOUR_CATKIN_WORKSPACE% && source devel/setup.bash

Then run

roslaunch hironx_moveit_config joystick_control.launch
roslaunch nextage_moveit_config joystick_control.launch

Wiki: rtmros_nextage/Tutorials/Programming_Hiro_NEXTAGE_OPEN_GUI (last edited 2016-06-20 08:39:06 by IsaacSaito)