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Using digital I/O (NXO only)Description: Explains DIO operation via opensource software.
Tutorial Level: BEGINNER
Next Tutorial: rtmros_nextage/Tutorials/Using IKFast with MoveIt! on NEXTAGE
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.
Unlike other tutorials, this page is limited to DIO-equipped NEXTAGE OPEN (NXO).
Via RTM client
For the following all methods, you need to have an RTM client running and connected to the nameserver internal (i.e. on QNX Controller Box) to the robot.
$ ipython -i `rospack find nextage_ros_bridge`/script/nextage.py -- --host %HOST%
Then, you can access all the DIO methods via _hands object, like you see on ipython terminal,
In : robot._hands.h robot._hands.handlight_both robot._hands.handtool_l_attach robot._hands.handtool_r_eject robot._hands.handlight_l robot._hands.handtool_l_eject robot._hands.handlight_r robot._hands.handtool_r_attach In : robot._hands.g robot._hands.gripper_l_close robot._hands.gripper_r_close robot._hands.gripper_l_open robot._hands.gripper_r_open In : robot._hands.a robot._hands.airhand_l_drawin robot._hands.airhand_l_release robot._hands.airhand_r_keep robot._hands.airhand_l_keep robot._hands.airhand_r_drawin robot._hands.airhand_r_release
For attach / eject hand tools, use either of the following.
Right hand, attach a hand tool. This requires the solenoid valve at the tip of the tool changer is closed, which can be done by eject tool command) robot.handtool_l_attach
Right hand, eject a hand tool. Be careful since the tool will fall off. robot.handtool_l_eject
Some other commonly used methods. Hopefully the name of the methods are self-explanatory:
Open/close: gripper_l_open, gripper_r_open, gripper_l_close, gripper_r_close
HiroNXO shipped before August 2014 need to specify dio spec version
If your robot is older than August 2014, it comes with older DIO spec. In this case you need to specify the spec version as follows.
$ ipython -i `rospack find nextage_ros_bridge`/script/nextage.py -- --host %HOST% --dio_ver 0.4.2
To specify the version with NextageClient insance, then call set_hand_version method with an arg '0.4.2' (this vesrion number is fixed. You do not need to change.
Via ROS Service (experimental)
Writing a program to access DIO