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Friday, June 28, 2013

Joystick on Groovy

Get a package from aptitude

sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-joystick-drivers

Follow this tutorial, start from topic "1.2 Configure the Joystick" onward, to configure a permission.

To start using the node, just run

rosrun joy joy_node

When node is running, you should be able to see topic named "/joy". To see data flow, just run

rostopic echo /joy

Tested using Xbox360 joystick for Window, on Ubuntu 12.04 running ROS Groovy.

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