Tele-operating ROS

Nov 5, 2014


In order to learn how to control ROS systems by phone or computer, Athulya Simon and I used the Robot Web Tools package in ROS with Python to control a turtlesim on our local computer.

Tele-operated Turtlesim

Any computer or smartphone with internet connection could control our turtlesim in our demonstration (the Turtlesim ROS package must be initialized on Athulya’s computer).

While this presents security problems, it was a learning exercise that taught me and Athulya how to use send ROS over Wi-Fi. This has implications for any sort of app or website that tele-operates ROS-based systems.


More details on GitHub