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ROS (Robot Operating System) is a free, open-source robot software framework initially developed by Willow Garage. And now under the maintenance of Open Robotics.

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How can I get data from my kinect?

Whenever I try using openni_launch, it works normally, however, when I try viewing an image using the kinect's rgb or depth camera, or even recording a simple ...
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Roslaunch include file remotely

I am trying to launch a file from remote computer but I could not success. Actually I can connect to remote computer but I think the problem is with including a file from remote computer. In other ...
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Light pattern is flashing intermittently using RVIZ/OpenNI with two Kinects

I have two Kinects (each on its own USB card) whose cameras I'm watching in RVIZ through OpenNI, and the structured light pattern of one is flashing intermittently - it's only there for a short flash ...
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qt ros tutorial issue

I am working on a robotic application under R.O.S. groovy Galapagos. I would like to make a tutorial about how create a template app with catkin_create_qt_pkg. I'm unable to call the script ...
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What is the easiest way to install ROS on OSX Mountain Lion?

The latest OSX documentation I found on the website is from 2011, and the latest build is from over a year ago. I'm a complete n00b to all things ROS and wanted to start playing with it. What is the ...
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Cant see Kinect Data in ROS

I am working on this project that involves using the Kinect for XBOX 360S with ROS. I did all the steps mentioned in the ROS Tutorials to have Openni Installed and the Prime sense and other drivers. ...
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Simulated kinect rotation around X [gazebo bug?]

I asked this question on answers.ros.org and gazebo.ros.org but still haven't got any answer. I'm posting my question here with the hope someone can help me. In our robot, the Kinect can be mounted ...
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Dropping PWM on Ardrone Parrot 2.0

I am having some issues with the ARDrone Parrot 2.0 and hope someone else may be running into the same thing. While hovering, the drone is (seemingly) randomly losing altitude then recovering . It is ...
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Storing Kinect Data on a USB Drive

Does anybody know if Kinect Data can be stored directly onto a USB Drive?? I have a Kinect for Windows that i cannot use on Linux(ROS). However what i plan is to mount the Kinect on my robot, store ...
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Plans to use Vendor ID to identify EtherCAT devices?

I also asked this question on ROS Answers, but it's not getting much interest there. Currently the EtherCAT package in ROS uses the slaves' Product IDs to identify the devices, and load the correct ...
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Would ROS benefit from a multicore processor like Epiphany or XMOS?

I am looking for a good embedded PC to run ROS on. I recently came across a couple of little machines using new very multi-core processors, such as the Epiphany and the XMOS. Since the one thing that ...
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Can I use ROS with a Roomba?

Is there anything different between a iRobot Roomba and the Create? I want go start building my own turtlebot and playing with ROS but with the cost of all the parts I'm going to have to do it piece ...
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Is it possible to use Matlab "system" function to call ROS commands?

Is it possible to use the Matlab's system function to call ROS commands? For example, using ...
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IPC-Bridge problem

Is anyone able to help me out getting IPC-bridge working on my ubuntu lucid installation (with matlab 2012a)? I'm not being able to finish the last step on here (Compiling the messages folders): https:...
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Can ROS run on a Raspberry Pi?

Can ROS run on a Raspberry Pi? ROS is resigned to run on a network of machines, with different machines, even different cores on the same machine doing different jobs. Can one of those machines be a ...
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Red [ERROR] output in python in ROS

In ROS, I cannot get [ERROR] logs to print in red when I use python. How can I make them appear in red instead of black? For example, the following Python: ...
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How to choose a good IMU for a wheeled robot?

At our lab, we have a several "Kurt" type robots (about the size of a Pioneer, six wheels, differential drive). The built-in gyroscopes are by now really outdated; the main problem is that the ...

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