Guarded Motion

The Armer interface contains a ROS action server which listens for requests to set Cartesian velocities in a specified frame and respond reactively to force on the end effector.

The user can use a ROS action client to set the Cartesian velocities of the end effector.

Via Python

Requests to the ROS action server can be made by creating a ROS action client in Python. This client is used to send requests to the action server.

The following code block shows a Python3 script of setting the linear velocty in the z direction to -0.05 m/s. The manipulator will continue in this direction for 5 seconds or until a force greater than 5nm applied to the end effector is detected.

import rospy
import actionlib
from armer_msgs.msg import GuardedVelocityAction, GuardedVelocityGoal


vel_cli = actionlib.SimpleActionClient('/arm/cartesian/guarded_velocity', GuardedVelocityAction)

goal = GuardedVelocityGoal()
goal.twist_stamped.twist.linear.z = -0.05

# Trigger on duration expiring or force limit violation
goal.guards.enabled = goal.guards.GUARD_DURATION | goal.guards.GUARD_EFFORT
# motion should not last longer than 5 seconds
goal.guards.duration = 5
# force measured at end-effector should not exceed 5nm
goal.guards.effort.force.z = 5