Setting Joint Positions

The Armer interface contains a ROS action server which listens for requests to set joint positions.

The user can use a ROS action client to set the joint positions of any or all of the joints on a manipulator.

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.

This example shows the setting of joint positions on a robot with 6 joints. Joints 1, 4, 5, and 6 are set to 0 radians, and joints 2 and 3 to pi/2 and pi/4 radians respectively. The number of elements in the goal.joints array should match with the joints on the target robot.

from math import pi
from armer_msgs.msg import MoveToJointPoseAction, MoveToJointPoseGoal
import actionlib
import rospy

rospy.init_node('armer_example', disable_signals=True)
servo_cli = actionlib.SimpleActionClient('/arm/joint/pose', MoveToJointPoseAction)

goal = MoveToJointPoseGoal()
goal.joints=[0, -pi/2, pi/4, 0, 0, 0]

After the imports, a ROS client is created and following this, a request message is created with the joint goals and sent to the action server.