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Last Updated 2019-09-27
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Name Version
launch_ros_sandbox 0.0.2



A sandboxing plugin for launch_ros

Link to documentation


Install the project as a python package:

$ python3 install --user

Check that your user is in the Docker user group:

$ groups

If you dont see docker, then add your user to the Docker group:

$ sudo usermod -aG docker $USER


A working example is provided in examples/

$ ./examples/

Creating a sandboxed node is very similar to creating a regular launch file.

Add a SandboxedNodeContainer() action like you would with a regular launch file, but make sure to provide the sandbox_name and policy. Adding nodes is also similar to regular launch files, however, you should use launch_ros_sandbox.descriptions.SandboxedNode() instead.

A launch file with nodes running as a certain user would look like:

   def generate_launch_description() -> launch.LaunchDescription:
      ld = launch.LaunchDescription()

                        package='demo_nodes_cpp', node_executable='talker'),
                        package='demo_nodes_cpp', node_executable='listener')


This library is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License.

Build Status

This stack supports the following ROS 2 releases:

  • Dashing
ROS 2 Release Development Source Debian Package X86-64 Debian Package ARM64 Debian Package ARMHF Debian package
Dashing Build Status Build Status Build Status N/A N/A


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