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ROSBridge Web GUI

A project that interfaces from ROS to a web interface ROS Bridge. Different branches are used to display different data for different projects

ROSBRIDGE GUI

The purpose of this project is an example of how to write a web page that can be accessed by any device on the same network as the host computer by accessing the IP of that host computer.

The best way to contribute to this project is to make a new brach from the master branch called the name of the robot that it is used for. This will also alow maximum colaberation between labs. This can be accomplished by going to the tabs Commits->Branches then select "New Branch"

Quick Start Guide

If you are connecting to a remote computer that is running the roscore, you need to run the following lines in the terminal:

sudo route add 192.168.2.1 gw <Host computer IP>
export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://<Host computer IP>:11311
export ROS_IP=<your IP>

Make sure you have the web_video_server installed:

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-web-video-server

Make sure you have ROSBridge installed:

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-rosbridge-suite

Then run the bash file in the working directory by running the following in the terminal.

. launch.bash

Just display the webpage

If you just want to test the webpage, navigate to the working directory in the terminal and type

python -m SimpleHTTPServer

Then open http://localhost:8000/. or yourIPAddress:8000

Making Changes

Feel free to clone this project, make a new branch and use it as a base for your own GUI.

You can easily customise the "Data Display" pannel by changing the HTML "data_dsisplay\data_display.html" file.

All ROS related Javascript should go in the "data_display/js/ros_scripts.js" file. All functions that are used to update the GUI should go in the "data_display/js/update_guis.js" file.

DO NOT MAKE CHANGES OUTISDE OF THIS DIECTORY AS IT WILL CAUSE MERG PROBLEMS.

By using ROSBridge, this GUI will attempt to display relevant information over the web for any device.

Screen Shots

Screen shots are in the root working directory