phantomx_reactor_arm repository

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://github.com/RobotnikAutomation/phantomx_reactor_arm.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version kinetic-0.1.1
Last Updated 2016-08-09
Dev Status MAINTAINED
Released UNRELEASED

README

phantomx_reactor_arm

Description

The PhantomX Reactor Robot Arm is the first in Interbotix Labs' offering of Arbotix based research grade robotic arms. The Reactor Arm was designed with reach and agility in mind, but it still boasts considerable strength for an arm of its size. The PhantomX Reactor Robot Arm was designed with entry-level research and university use in mind, providing one of the highest featured arms on the market today while not breaking one's budget.

Supported Hardware

Image of PhantomX reactor arm

phantomx_reactor_arm_description

This package contains the PhantomX reactor arm model (urdf, meshes, ...).

phantomx_reactor_arm_controller

This package contains the configuration files for the controllers used by the model.

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://github.com/RobotnikAutomation/phantomx_reactor_arm.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version indigo-devel
Last Updated 2017-06-08
Dev Status MAINTAINED
Released RELEASED

README

phantomx_reactor_arm

Description

The PhantomX Reactor Robot Arm is the first in Interbotix Labs' offering of Arbotix based research grade robotic arms. The Reactor Arm was designed with reach and agility in mind, but it still boasts considerable strength for an arm of its size. The PhantomX Reactor Robot Arm was designed with entry-level research and university use in mind, providing one of the highest featured arms on the market today while not breaking one's budget.

Supported Hardware

Image of PhantomX reactor arm

phantomx_reactor_arm_description

This package contains the PhantomX reactor arm model (urdf, meshes, ...).

phantomx_reactor_arm_controller

This package contains the configuration files for the controllers used by the model. The arm can be controller either through the Arbotix-M controller or the USB2Dynamixel.

Installation and configuration

Setting up the Arbotix-M board

In order to work with ROS it is necessary to upload the firmware into the Arbotix-M board.

Downloading the package

clone the repo into your workspace and compile it.

git clone https://github.com/RobotnikAutomation/widowx_reactor_arm.git

Creating the udev rule for the device

For the Arbotix-M and USB2Dynamixel

In the phantomx_reactor_arm_controller/config folder there's the file 57-reactor_arbotix.rules/reactor_usb2dynamixel.rules. You have to copy it into the /etc/udev/rules.d folder.

sudo cp 57-reactor_arbotix.rules /etc/udev/rules.d

You have to set the attribute ATTRS{serial} with the current serial number of the ftdi device

udevadm info -a -n /dev/ttyUSB0 | grep serial 

Once modified you have to reload and restart the udev daemon

sudo service udev reload
sudo service udev restart
sudo udevadm trigger

Running the controller

Arbotix-M

  • For the arm with wrist
roslaunch phantomx_reactor_arm_controller arbotix_phantomx_reactor_arm_wrist.launch

  • For the arm without wrist
 roslaunch phantomx_reactor_arm_controller arbotix_phantomx_reactor_arm_no_wrist.launch

USB2Dynamixel Controller

  • Run the controller
roslaunch phantomx_reactor_arm_controller dynamixel_phantomx_reactor_arm_wrist.launch 

  • Load description and run the robot state publisher
roslaunch phantomx_reactor_arm_description phantomx_reactor_wrist_load_description.launch

  • Run Moveit plugin for RVIZ Moveit only works (for now) for the USB2Dynamixel option. If you run the moveit demo, the previous launch with the description is not necessary. Runnig demo with fake controllers (no real arm needed).
roslaunch phantomx_reactor_arm_moveit_config demo.launch

Running demo with the real controllers

roslaunch phantomx_reactor_arm_moveit_config demo_real.launch

Commanding the controller

Arbotix-M

Be carefull with dependency of j2-j3 and j4-j5!!! Try not to command directly the joints topics processed by the arbotix node.

Use the command topic subscribed by the node phantomx_reactor_parallel_motor_joints.py

rostopic pub /phantomx_reactor_controller/shoulder_yaw_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /phantomx_reactor_controller/shoulder_pitch_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /phantomx_reactor_controller/elbow_pitch_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /phantomx_reactor_controller/wrist_yaw_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /phantomx_reactor_controller/wrist_pitch_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /phantomx_reactor_controller/gripper_revolute_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /phantomx_reactor_controller/gripper_prismatic_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"

USB2Dynamixel Controller

rostopic pub /shoulder_yaw_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /shoulder_pitch_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /elbow_pitch_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /wrist_yaw_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /wrist_pitch_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /gripper_revolute_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"
rostopic pub /gripper_prismatic_joint/command std_msgs/Float64 "data: 0.0"