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[ROS 2] Setup


  • The test is done on ROS 2 Dashing Diademata installed in Ubuntu 18.04.
  • Make sure ROS dependencies are installed before performing these instructions. - Install ROS 2 Packages.

Install Ubuntu on PC

Download and install Ubuntu 18.04 on your PC. Tutoral guide will be helpful for you.

Install ROS 2 on PC

As OpenMANIPULATOR-P operates on Robot Operating System(ROS), it requies to intall ROS 2 Dashing Diademata. The following script will allow you to simplify the ROS 2 installation procedure. Run the following commands in a terminal window. After installing ROS 2, please reboot PC.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ROBOTIS-GIT/open_manipulator/ros2/install_ros_dashing.sh && chmod 755 ./install_ros_dashing.sh && bash ./install_ros_dashing.sh

NOTE: In order to check which packages are installed, please check this link out. install_ros_dashing.sh

If you prefer a manual installation, following link guides you how to install ROS 2 on your PC,

Install ROS 2 Packages

Install dependent packages for OpenMANIPULATOR-P. Run the following commands in a terminal window.

$ sudo apt install ros-dashing-python* ros-dashing-rqt*
$ cd ~/robotis_ws/src/
$ git clone -b ros2 https://github.com/ROBOTIS-GIT/DynamixelSDK.git
$ git clone -b ros2 https://github.com/ROBOTIS-GIT/dynamixel-workbench.git
$ git clone -b ros2 https://github.com/ROBOTIS-GIT/open_manipulator_p.git
$ git clone -b ros2 https://github.com/ROBOTIS-GIT/open_manipulator_msgs.git
$ git clone -b ros2 https://github.com/ROBOTIS-GIT/open_manipulator_dependencies.git
$ git clone -b ros2 https://github.com/ROBOTIS-GIT/robotis_manipulator.git
$ cd ~/robotis_ws && colcon build --symlink-install

Communication Converter



Connect micro USB (connected to PC), DYNAMIXEL’s(OpenMANIPULATOR-P), and 12V Power to U2D2 and U2D2 power hub board as shown below.

NOTE : Please refer to U2D2 e-Manual and U2D2 power hub board e-manual for detailed connection of U2D2 and U2D2 power hub board.

USB Latency Timer Setting

In Linux(Ubuntu platform) environment, USB latency time is set to 16ms by default. Follow the steps below to set the communication latency time to the lowest value (1ms) between DYNAMIXEL’s and PC connected via USB.

Open a terminal window and run the following command to set usb latency time.

$ ros2 run open_manipulator_p_controller create_udev_rules

TIP: This entered command set USB latency timer to 1 ms. If you would like to see the setting, run the following command in a terminal.
cat /sys/bus/usb-serial/devices/ttyUSB0/latency_timer