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Version 0.3.12
License BSD
Build type CATKIN

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VCS Version indigo
Last Updated 2018-03-01
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Package Description

Allows robots to be controlled with joysticks through the use of the joy library.

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  • Alex Gonzales
  • Jack O'Quin


  • Alex Gonzales
This package is designed for use with the "joy" public package. It accepts input from the "joy" topic
and publishes to the "cmd_vel" topic. This has been tested only with a wired xbox 360 controller, but
should work for most controller types (according to the joy package). Controls are as follows:
-"Tank Drive" The left stick forward and back provides positive and negative linear.x movement while
    the right stick right and left provide positive and negative angular.z movement.
-Using the directional pad allows the user to change the speed multipliers. Up on the D-pad increases
    the linear multiplier, while down decreases it. Right on the D-pad increases the angular (turning)
    multiplier, while left decreases it.
-Pressing/Holding the "B" button (the red button on the right side of xbox 360 controllers) will send
    a constant stream of 0 velocity commands until released. This is used as an emergency stop.


Change history

0.3.12 (2016-09-14)

0.3.11 (2016-08-27)

  • Install launch file in bwi_joystick_teleop
  • Add parameter to select Xbox or PS4 mappings
  • Contributors: Nicu Stiurca

0.3.10 (2016-08-15)

0.3.9 (2016-08-05)

0.3.8 (2016-06-06)

  • Migrating bwi_joystick_teleop from bwi_experimental
  • Contributors: Alex Gonzales, Rolando Fernandez

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