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Turtlebot-Android Pairing

Description: Pairing your android with turtlebot applications.

Keywords: turtlebot android

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER

Next Tutorial: Building Existing Android Apps


This tutorial will get you started using the existing android-robot application suites so that you can take your turtlebot on a date!

Wifi Setup

To connect TurtleBot and an Android device, they must be on the same network.

Prepare the TurtleBot

Ensure turtlebot is brought up via rocon_launch in pairing mode as documented in turtlebot_bringup.

> rocon_launch turtlebot_bringup bringup.concert

Make sure you have ROS_HOSTNAME, or ROS_IP configured correctly as described in the network configuration tutorial, or else connections will fail. On hydro, the robot remocon will now display a message in fine print next to the robot icon trying to connect these variables set (in groovy, the app chooser would just crash).

Download the Robot Remocon

Go to the google app play store and download the Robot Remocon.

You can also manually download the other apps. Search for OSRF branded apps (not Willow Garage/Yujinrobot). Most apps are prefixed by either ROS or Turtlebot. This is not a necessary step though - the remocon can download them for you when starting the robot-android app pairs.

Connect to the TurtleBot

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