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domain_bridge 0.2.0



A ROS 2 domain bridge. Bridges ROS communication between different ROS domain IDs.

See the design document for more details about how the bridge works.


  • ROS 2 (Galactic or newer)


Ubuntu 20.04

Replace $ROS_DISTRO with the ROS codename (e.g. galactic):

sudo apt install ros-$ROS_DISTRO-domain-bridge

From source


mkdir -p domain_bridge_ws/src
cd domain_bridge_ws
git clone src/
colcon build



There is a standalone executable that can be configured via a YAML file.

You must provide the path to a YAML configuration file as the last argument to the executable. For example,

ros2 run domain_bridge domain_bridge examples/example_bridge_config.yaml

There are also options to override the domain IDs set for all entities in the YAML config, for example,

ros2 run domain_bridge domain_bridge --from 7 --to 8 examples/example_bridge_config.yaml

Use the --help option for more usage information:

ros2 run domain_bridge domain_bridge --help


You can also use the example launch script, which takes a required launch argument config:

ros2 launch domain_bridge domain_bridge.launch.xml config:=examples/example_bridge_config.yaml

You can also override domain IDs with optional launch arguments from_domain and to_domain.

Here is an example of including the domain bridge launch script into your own:

  <include file="$(find-pkg-share domain_bridge)/launch/domain_bridge.launch.xml">
    <arg name="config" value="$(find-pkg-share domain_bridge)/examples/example_bridge_config.yaml" />
    <!-- Optionally override domain IDs -->
    <arg name="from_domain" value="42" />
    <arg name="to_domain" value="43" />

C++ library

There is a C++ API that can be integrated into your own process, you can find the API docs here.


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