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Customising - Robot Icon

Description: How to add a custom robot icon to represent your robot in remote applications.

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER

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Overview

This tutorial shows how to add a custom icon to represent your robot to remote applications. This is applicable whether or not you're running the app manager in standalone mode or in one of the remote controlled modes (pairing or concert mode).

The Icon

The dimension is not a hard constraint - if it is different it will be rescaled. An example:

cybernetic_pirate.png

The Launcher

Place the icon in a package of your choice and then pass it to the app manager as roslaunch argument specified by resource name (package/filename pair). An example of a customised launcher for a standalone app manager:

<launch>
  <include file="$(find rocon_app_manager)/launch/standalone.launch">
    <arg name="robot_name" value="barbarossa" />
    <arg name="robot_icon" value="rocon_app_manager/cybernetic_pirate.png" />
  </include>
</launch>


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