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The ROS-Rock Bridge

This section of the documentation will detail how to integrate ROS within a Rock system.

Current state

In its current state, the Rock and ROS can interoperate at the level of the dataflow, i.e. one can transfer data between Rock ports and ROS topics.

This section will guide you through:

  • what ROS messages are generated by a Rock system, and how to modify the default behaviour in that respect
  • how to connect Rock components with ROS nodes

Future Work

  • extend the runtime behaviour to be able to bypass roslaunch completely within Ruby runtime scripts
  • allow usage of ROS nodes within Syskit