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abb_driver package from abb_driver repo

abb_driver

Package Summary

Tags No category tags.
Version 1.4.0
License BSD
Build type CATKIN
Use RECOMMENDED

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://github.com/ros-industrial/abb_driver.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version kinetic-devel
Last Updated 2020-06-22
Dev Status MAINTAINED
CI status No Continuous Integration
Released RELEASED
Package Tags No category tags.
Contributing Help Wanted (0)
Good First Issues (0)
Pull Requests to Review (0)

Package Description

Additional Links

Maintainers

  • Levi Armstrong (Southwest Research Institute)

Authors

  • Edward Venator
  • Jeremy Zoss
  • Shaun Edwards

abb_driver

Build Status Build Status Build Status: Travis CI Github Issues

license - bsd 3 clause

support level: community

ROS-Industrial RAPID based driver for ABB IRC5 controllers.

Contents

This repository contains a simple, RAPID based ROS driver for ABB industrial robots connected to IRC5 controllers.

The driver is largely manipulator agnostic, and is expected to work with any ABB manipulator compatible with an IRC5 controller.

For more information, refer to the ROS wiki.

Note: this is not a new development, but a migration of the old abb_driver package to a separate repository. See Origin and history for more information.

TOC

  1. Status
  2. Performance
  3. Requirements
  4. Releases and supported ROS distributions
  5. Installation
  6. Building from source
  7. Usage
  8. Origin and history

Status

This package is usable as-is, but is not feature complete. Only joint motion can be commanded and there is no support for IO, Cartesian motion or any other more advanced RAPID functionality.

No significant development is planned, as focus has shifted to abb_libegm and abb_librws.

Community contributed usability enhancements and new features will however be accepted and merged.

Performance

Performance of the driver (of both the ROS and RAPID components) is deemed sufficient for mildly dynamic workloads (ie: pick-and-place and relatively slow motion). Processes for which control of the robot's position and velocity must achieve high resolution in both time and space are not supported by this driver.

Users are encouraged to consider using abb_libegm and abb_librws instead.

Requirements

Please refer to the ROS wiki for information on supported controllers, required RobotWare versions and required controller options.

Releases and supported ROS distributions

This repository follows the main abb repository as far as development and maintenance policies, branching strategies and release scheduling. Branch naming follows the ROS distribution they are compatible with. -devel branches may be unstable.

abb_driver has been successfully built from sources with both ROS Kinetic and ROS Melodic, on Ubuntu Xenial and Ubuntu Bionic respectively. Only amd64 architectures have been tested. Other combinations of OS, ROS versions and architectures may work, but have not been tested.

Binary packages are provided for ROS Kinetic and ROS Melodic on all platforms supported by the ROS buildfarm for those ROS releases. Refer to REP 3: Target Platforms, Kinetic Kame and Melodic Morenia sections for more information on which platforms are supported.

Installation

On Ubuntu, installation via apt is recommended over building the package from source.

For ROS Melodic, the following command installs the driver and all of its dependencies (after having configured the ROS package repositories):

sudo apt install ros-melodic-abb-driver

When using ROS Kinetic, replace melodic with kinetic.

Instructions to build the driver from source, refer to the next section.

Building from source

On newer (or older) versions of ROS

Building abb_driver on Ubuntu Xenial/ROS Kinetic and Ubuntu Bionic/ROS Melodic systems is supported. This will require creating a Catkin workspace, cloning this repository, installing all required dependencies and finally building the workspace.

Catkin tools

It is recommended to use catkin_tools instead of the default catkin when building ROS workspaces. catkin_tools provides a number of benefits over regular catkin_make and will be used in the instructions below. The package can be built using catkin_make however: use catkin_make in place of catkin build where appropriate.

Building the package

The following instructions assume that a Catkin workspace has been created at $HOME/catkin_ws and that the source space is at $HOME/catkin_ws/src. Update paths appropriately if they are different on the build machine.

These instructions build the kinetic-devel branch on a ROS Kinetic system:

# change to the root of the Catkin workspace
cd $HOME/catkin_ws

# retrieve the latest development version of the abb_driver repository. If you'd rather
# use the latest released version, replace 'kinetic-devel' with 'kinetic'
git clone -b kinetic-devel https://github.com/ros-industrial/abb_driver.git src/abb_driver

# check for and install missing build dependencies.

# first: update the local database
rosdep update

# now install dependencies, again using rosdep.
# Note: this may install additional packages, depending on the software already present
# on the machine.
# Be sure to change 'kinetic' to whichever ROS version you are using
rosdep install --from-paths src/ --ignore-src --rosdistro kinetic

# build the workspace (using catkin_tools)
catkin build

Activating the workspace

Finally, activate the workspace to get access to the packages just built:

source $HOME/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash

At this point the package should be usable (ie: roslaunch should be able to auto-complete abb_driver). In case the workspace contains additional packages (ie: not from this repository), those should also still be available.

Usage

Refer to Working With ROS-Industrial Robot Support Packages for information on how to use the files provided by the driver. See also the other pages on the ROS wiki.

Refer to the tutorials for information on installation and configuration of the controller-specific software components.

Origin and history

This package was extracted from the main abb repository. Refer to ros-industrial/abb#179 for rationale and a description of the workflow.

As ros-industrial/abb contained fairly large files which would no longer be relevant for the extracted package, git-filter-branch was used to prune everything unrelated to the driver. This has rewritten history.

Commits and file provenance however have been retained as much as possible, and references to issues and PRs have been updated wherever possible. Only the kinetic-devel branch was migrated: others can still be found at ros-industrial/abb. Open issues on the tracker of ros-industrial/abb against abb_driver have been transferred to the new repository.

Note: as commit history has been altered, commit hashes will have changed. References in issues and comments on commits in this repository from before the migration will therefor no longer link to their respective commits.

CHANGELOG

Changelog for package abb_driver

1.4.0 (2020-06-22)

  • First release of stand-alone abb_driver from new repository.
  • Contributors: gavanderhoorn

1.3.1 (2019-09-17)

  • Add robot status publishing to Rapid driver (#168)
  • Fix is_near check (#155)
  • Add support for external linear axes to abb_driver (#150)
  • Use the \'doc\' attribute on \'arg\' elements. (#143)
  • Update maintainers (#139)
  • Contributors: Gonzalo Casas, Harsh Deshpande, JD Yamokoski, Keerthana Manivannan, gavanderhoorn

1.3.0 (2017-05-27)

  • kinetic-devel release of ros-industrial/abb
  • Contributors: AustinDeric

1.2.1 (2017-03-27)

  • No changes

1.2.0 (2015-06-06)

  • No changes

1.1.9 (2015-04-07)

  • No changes

1.1.8 (2015-04-06)

  • No changes

1.1.7 (2015-04-01)

  • Merged hydro branch
    • Updated CHANGELOG.rst and package.xml files
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.6 (2015-03-17)

  • Fix typos and links in CHANGELOG.rst
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.5 (2015-03-17)

  • driver: ROS_motionServer.mod was checking for wrong comm type to send reply message, causing driver to quit working after stop command. Fix #42.
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.4 (2014-12-14)

  • No changes

1.1.3 (2014-09-05)

  • driver: reintroduce coupling factor default. Reverts 3765cd6.
  • Bump versions.
  • driver: remove default for J23 coupling parameter. Users should explicitly provide this on the command line, or use one of the convenience launchfiles provided with the support packages. It is of critical importance that this parameter is set to the correct value, and should therefore not be supplied a default in a (for end-users) file with low visibility.
  • driver: move driver (Rapid and nodes) into separate package. Node sources, headers and launch files copied from abb_common.
  • Contributors: gavanderhoorn

Wiki Tutorials

See ROS Wiki Tutorials for more details.

Source Tutorials

Not currently indexed.

Launch files

  • launch/robot_interface.launch
      • robot_ip — IP of the controller
      • J23_coupled [default: false] — If true, compensate for J2-J3 parallel linkage

Messages

No message files found.

Services

No service files found

Plugins

No plugins found.

Recent questions tagged abb_driver at answers.ros.org

abb_driver package from abb_driver repo

abb_driver

Package Summary

Tags No category tags.
Version 1.4.0
License BSD
Build type CATKIN
Use RECOMMENDED

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://github.com/ros-industrial/abb_driver.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version kinetic-devel
Last Updated 2020-06-22
Dev Status MAINTAINED
CI status Continuous Integration
Released RELEASED
Package Tags No category tags.
Contributing Help Wanted (0)
Good First Issues (0)
Pull Requests to Review (0)

Package Description

Additional Links

Maintainers

  • Levi Armstrong (Southwest Research Institute)

Authors

  • Edward Venator
  • Jeremy Zoss
  • Shaun Edwards

abb_driver

Build Status Build Status Build Status: Travis CI Github Issues

license - bsd 3 clause

support level: community

ROS-Industrial RAPID based driver for ABB IRC5 controllers.

Contents

This repository contains a simple, RAPID based ROS driver for ABB industrial robots connected to IRC5 controllers.

The driver is largely manipulator agnostic, and is expected to work with any ABB manipulator compatible with an IRC5 controller.

For more information, refer to the ROS wiki.

Note: this is not a new development, but a migration of the old abb_driver package to a separate repository. See Origin and history for more information.

TOC

  1. Status
  2. Performance
  3. Requirements
  4. Releases and supported ROS distributions
  5. Installation
  6. Building from source
  7. Usage
  8. Origin and history

Status

This package is usable as-is, but is not feature complete. Only joint motion can be commanded and there is no support for IO, Cartesian motion or any other more advanced RAPID functionality.

No significant development is planned, as focus has shifted to abb_libegm and abb_librws.

Community contributed usability enhancements and new features will however be accepted and merged.

Performance

Performance of the driver (of both the ROS and RAPID components) is deemed sufficient for mildly dynamic workloads (ie: pick-and-place and relatively slow motion). Processes for which control of the robot's position and velocity must achieve high resolution in both time and space are not supported by this driver.

Users are encouraged to consider using abb_libegm and abb_librws instead.

Requirements

Please refer to the ROS wiki for information on supported controllers, required RobotWare versions and required controller options.

Releases and supported ROS distributions

This repository follows the main abb repository as far as development and maintenance policies, branching strategies and release scheduling. Branch naming follows the ROS distribution they are compatible with. -devel branches may be unstable.

abb_driver has been successfully built from sources with both ROS Kinetic and ROS Melodic, on Ubuntu Xenial and Ubuntu Bionic respectively. Only amd64 architectures have been tested. Other combinations of OS, ROS versions and architectures may work, but have not been tested.

Binary packages are provided for ROS Kinetic and ROS Melodic on all platforms supported by the ROS buildfarm for those ROS releases. Refer to REP 3: Target Platforms, Kinetic Kame and Melodic Morenia sections for more information on which platforms are supported.

Installation

On Ubuntu, installation via apt is recommended over building the package from source.

For ROS Melodic, the following command installs the driver and all of its dependencies (after having configured the ROS package repositories):

sudo apt install ros-melodic-abb-driver

When using ROS Kinetic, replace melodic with kinetic.

Instructions to build the driver from source, refer to the next section.

Building from source

On newer (or older) versions of ROS

Building abb_driver on Ubuntu Xenial/ROS Kinetic and Ubuntu Bionic/ROS Melodic systems is supported. This will require creating a Catkin workspace, cloning this repository, installing all required dependencies and finally building the workspace.

Catkin tools

It is recommended to use catkin_tools instead of the default catkin when building ROS workspaces. catkin_tools provides a number of benefits over regular catkin_make and will be used in the instructions below. The package can be built using catkin_make however: use catkin_make in place of catkin build where appropriate.

Building the package

The following instructions assume that a Catkin workspace has been created at $HOME/catkin_ws and that the source space is at $HOME/catkin_ws/src. Update paths appropriately if they are different on the build machine.

These instructions build the kinetic-devel branch on a ROS Kinetic system:

# change to the root of the Catkin workspace
cd $HOME/catkin_ws

# retrieve the latest development version of the abb_driver repository. If you'd rather
# use the latest released version, replace 'kinetic-devel' with 'kinetic'
git clone -b kinetic-devel https://github.com/ros-industrial/abb_driver.git src/abb_driver

# check for and install missing build dependencies.

# first: update the local database
rosdep update

# now install dependencies, again using rosdep.
# Note: this may install additional packages, depending on the software already present
# on the machine.
# Be sure to change 'kinetic' to whichever ROS version you are using
rosdep install --from-paths src/ --ignore-src --rosdistro kinetic

# build the workspace (using catkin_tools)
catkin build

Activating the workspace

Finally, activate the workspace to get access to the packages just built:

source $HOME/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash

At this point the package should be usable (ie: roslaunch should be able to auto-complete abb_driver). In case the workspace contains additional packages (ie: not from this repository), those should also still be available.

Usage

Refer to Working With ROS-Industrial Robot Support Packages for information on how to use the files provided by the driver. See also the other pages on the ROS wiki.

Refer to the tutorials for information on installation and configuration of the controller-specific software components.

Origin and history

This package was extracted from the main abb repository. Refer to ros-industrial/abb#179 for rationale and a description of the workflow.

As ros-industrial/abb contained fairly large files which would no longer be relevant for the extracted package, git-filter-branch was used to prune everything unrelated to the driver. This has rewritten history.

Commits and file provenance however have been retained as much as possible, and references to issues and PRs have been updated wherever possible. Only the kinetic-devel branch was migrated: others can still be found at ros-industrial/abb. Open issues on the tracker of ros-industrial/abb against abb_driver have been transferred to the new repository.

Note: as commit history has been altered, commit hashes will have changed. References in issues and comments on commits in this repository from before the migration will therefor no longer link to their respective commits.

CHANGELOG

Changelog for package abb_driver

1.4.0 (2020-06-22)

  • First release of stand-alone abb_driver from new repository.
  • Contributors: gavanderhoorn

1.3.1 (2019-09-17)

  • Add robot status publishing to Rapid driver (#168)
  • Fix is_near check (#155)
  • Add support for external linear axes to abb_driver (#150)
  • Use the \'doc\' attribute on \'arg\' elements. (#143)
  • Update maintainers (#139)
  • Contributors: Gonzalo Casas, Harsh Deshpande, JD Yamokoski, Keerthana Manivannan, gavanderhoorn

1.3.0 (2017-05-27)

  • kinetic-devel release of ros-industrial/abb
  • Contributors: AustinDeric

1.2.1 (2017-03-27)

  • No changes

1.2.0 (2015-06-06)

  • No changes

1.1.9 (2015-04-07)

  • No changes

1.1.8 (2015-04-06)

  • No changes

1.1.7 (2015-04-01)

  • Merged hydro branch
    • Updated CHANGELOG.rst and package.xml files
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.6 (2015-03-17)

  • Fix typos and links in CHANGELOG.rst
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.5 (2015-03-17)

  • driver: ROS_motionServer.mod was checking for wrong comm type to send reply message, causing driver to quit working after stop command. Fix #42.
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.4 (2014-12-14)

  • No changes

1.1.3 (2014-09-05)

  • driver: reintroduce coupling factor default. Reverts 3765cd6.
  • Bump versions.
  • driver: remove default for J23 coupling parameter. Users should explicitly provide this on the command line, or use one of the convenience launchfiles provided with the support packages. It is of critical importance that this parameter is set to the correct value, and should therefore not be supplied a default in a (for end-users) file with low visibility.
  • driver: move driver (Rapid and nodes) into separate package. Node sources, headers and launch files copied from abb_common.
  • Contributors: gavanderhoorn

Wiki Tutorials

See ROS Wiki Tutorials for more details.

Source Tutorials

Not currently indexed.

Launch files

  • launch/robot_interface.launch
      • robot_ip — IP of the controller
      • J23_coupled [default: false] — If true, compensate for J2-J3 parallel linkage

Messages

No message files found.

Services

No service files found

Plugins

No plugins found.

Recent questions tagged abb_driver at answers.ros.org

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Package Summary

Tags No category tags.
Version 1.2.1
License BSD
Build type CATKIN
Use RECOMMENDED

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://github.com/ros-industrial/abb.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version indigo
Last Updated 2017-03-27
Dev Status MAINTAINED
CI status Continuous Integration
Released RELEASED
Package Tags No category tags.
Contributing Help Wanted (0)
Good First Issues (0)
Pull Requests to Review (0)

Package Description

Additional Links

Maintainers

  • Shaun Edwards

Authors

  • Edward Venator
  • Jeremy Zoss
  • Shaun Edwards
README
No README found. See repository README.
CHANGELOG

Changelog for package abb_driver

1.2.1 (2017-03-27)

  • No changes

1.2.0 (2015-06-06)

  • No changes

1.1.9 (2015-04-07)

  • No changes

1.1.8 (2015-04-06)

  • No changes

1.1.7 (2015-04-01)

  • Merged hydro branch
    • Updated CHANGELOG.rst and package.xml files
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.6 (2015-03-17)

  • Fix typos and links in CHANGELOG.rst
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.5 (2015-03-17)

  • driver: ROS_motionServer.mod was checking for wrong comm type to send reply message, causing driver to quit working after stop command. Fix #42.
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.4 (2014-12-14)

  • No changes

1.1.3 (2014-09-05)

  • driver: reintroduce coupling factor default. Reverts 3765cd6.
  • Bump versions.
  • driver: remove default for J23 coupling parameter. Users should explicitly provide this on the command line, or use one of the convenience launchfiles provided with the support packages. It is of critical importance that this parameter is set to the correct value, and should therefore not be supplied a default in a (for end-users) file with low visibility.
  • driver: move driver (Rapid and nodes) into separate package. Node sources, headers and launch files copied from abb_common.
  • Contributors: gavanderhoorn

Wiki Tutorials

See ROS Wiki Tutorials for more details.

Source Tutorials

Not currently indexed.

Launch files

Messages

No message files found.

Services

No service files found

Plugins

No plugins found.

Recent questions tagged abb_driver at answers.ros.org

Package Summary

Tags No category tags.
Version 1.1.6
License BSD
Build type CATKIN
Use RECOMMENDED

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://github.com/ros-industrial/abb.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version hydro
Last Updated 2015-06-10
Dev Status MAINTAINED
CI status Continuous Integration
Released RELEASED
Package Tags No category tags.
Contributing Help Wanted (0)
Good First Issues (0)
Pull Requests to Review (0)

Package Description

Additional Links

Maintainers

  • Shaun Edwards

Authors

  • Edward Venator
  • Jeremy Zoss
  • Shaun Edwards
README
No README found. See repository README.
CHANGELOG

Changelog for package abb_driver

1.1.6 (2015-03-17)

  • Fix typos and links in CHANGELOG.rst
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.5 (2015-03-17)

  • driver: ROS_motionServer.mod was checking for wrong comm type to send reply message, causing driver to quit working after stop command. Fix #42.
  • Contributors: Levi Armstrong

1.1.4 (2014-12-14)

  • No changes

1.1.3 (2014-09-05)

  • driver: reintroduce coupling factor default. Reverts 3765cd6.
  • Bump versions.
  • driver: remove default for J23 coupling parameter. Users should explicitly provide this on the command line, or use one of the convenience launchfiles provided with the support packages. It is of critical importance that this parameter is set to the correct value, and should therefore not be supplied a default in a (for end-users) file with low visibility.
  • driver: move driver (Rapid and nodes) into separate package. Node sources, headers and launch files copied from abb_common.
  • Contributors: gavanderhoorn

Wiki Tutorials

See ROS Wiki Tutorials for more details.

Source Tutorials

Not currently indexed.

Launch files

Messages

No message files found.

Services

No service files found

Plugins

No plugins found.

Recent questions tagged abb_driver at answers.ros.org