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Setting Up The p2os With The an On-Board USB port

Description: This tutorial provides instructions on setting up a pioneer robot with the p2os driver for its on-board computer.

Keywords: Pioneer

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER

Requirements

Hardware

Software

Assumptions

Setting up ROS

See installing ROS for instructions on how to install ROS.

Installing the p2os driver

sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-p2os

Hardware Setup

Take the serial to USB cable and plug it in the serial port of the p2os board. Then take the USB end and plug it into the motherboard.

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Now we need to give the board read and write access to the USB port:

sudo chmod 777 -R /dev/ttyUSB0

Testing

Now test your setup. Run the following command: rosrun p2os_driver p2os

If all is well, the robot will beep and turn on the board. On a host-machine, launch the p2os Dashboard:

rosrun p2os_dashboard p2os_dashboard

If your setup is working, you will have nothing but green and a grey wrench.


2019-10-12 12:53