Ned ROS Documentation

This documentation contains everything you need to understand Ned’s functioning & how to control it through ROS.
It is made as well for users who are using the “physic” robot as those who want to use a virtual version
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Preamble

Before diving into the software documentation, you can learn more about the robot development in the Overwiew section

Also, if you want to use a simulated version of Ned , browse the Simulation section

Ned Control via ROS

Ned is fully based on ROS

ROS Direct Control

Important

To control the robot directly with ROS, you will need either to be connected in SSH to the physic robot, or to use the simulation.

ROS is the more direct way to control the robot. It allows :

  • to send command via the terminal in order to call services, trigger action, …
  • to write a entire Python/C++ node in a script to realize a full process

See ROS section to see all Topic & Services available

Python ROS Wrapper

Important

To use Python ROS Wrapper, you will need either to be connected in SSH to the physic robot, or to use the simulation.

The Python ROS Wrapper is build on top of ROS to allow faster development than ROS. Programs are run directly on the robot which allows to trigger them with the robot’s button once a computer is no longer needed

See Python ROS Wrapper to see which functions are accessible and examples on how to use them

More ways

Other methods are available to control the robot allowing the user to code and run programs outside his terminal

Learn more on this section