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The linuxjoystick driver reads data from a standard Linux joystick and provides the data via the joystick interface. This driver can also control a position2d device by converting joystick positions to velocity commands.
- Compile-time dependencies
- joystick : joystick data
- position2d : joystick data represented as 2-D position data. Raw X-axis, Y-axis and Yaw-axis values are reported as pos, pos and pos in the position packet (all other fields are zero).
- position2d : if present, joystick positions will be interpreted as velocities and sent as commands to this position2d device. See also max_speed, and deadman_button options below.
- gripper : if present, joystick buttons will be used to control given gripper (open, close, store, retrieve, stop).
- Configuration requests
- Configuration file options
- port (string)
- Default: "/dev/js0"
- The joystick to be used.
- axes (integer tuple)
- Default: [1 2 0]
- Which joystick axes to call the "X" , "Y" and "Yaw" axes, respectively.
- axes_maxima (integer tuple)
- Default: [32767 32767 32767]
- Maximum absolute values attainable on the X, Y and Yaw axes, respectively.
- axes_minima (integer tuple)
- Default: [0 0 0]
- Minimum values on the X and Yaw axes, respectively. Anything smaller in absolute value than this limit will be reported as zero. Useful for implementing a dead zone on a touchy joystick.
- deadman_button (integer)
- Default: -1
- When controlling a position2d device, if deadman_button is >= 0, this joystick button must be depressed for commands to be sent to that device.
- max_speed (float tupple, m / sec or angle / sec)
- Default: [0.5 0.5 30]
- The maximum absolute X and Y translational and rotational velocities to be used when commanding a position device. (Y is only revelant for holonomous robot)
- scale_pos (float tuple)
- Default: [1.0 1.0 1.0]
- Position2d readings scale
- timeout (float)
- Default: 5.0
- Time (in seconds) since receiving a new joystick event after which the underlying position device will be stopped, for safety. Set to 0.0 for no timeout.
- Joysticks use X for side-to-side and Y for forward-back, also their axes are backwards with respect to intuitive driving controls.
- This driver does not swap any axis, you have to handle this in the configuration file options via "axes". However the defaults values should suit your needs.
- This driver reverse the axes so that the joystick respect the intuitive driving controls.
- The Y axis is only revelant for holonomous platform (like the WizBot).
driver ( name "linuxjoystick" provides ["joystick:0"] port "/dev/js0" )
Provide a position2d interface, instead of a joystick interface.
driver ( name "linuxjoystick" provides ["position2d:0"] port "/dev/js0" scale_pos [ 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001 ] )
Controlling a Pioneer, plus remapping joystick axes and setting various limits.
driver ( name "p2os" provides ["odometry::position:0"] port "/dev/usb/tts/0" ) # 1 m/sec max linear velocity # 30 deg/sec max angular velocity # Axis 4 is X # Axis 3 is Yaw # Y is not used here driver ( name "linuxjoystick" provides ["joystick:0"] requires ["odometry::position:0"] max_speed [1 0 30] axes [4 -1 3] axes_minima [5000 0 5000] port "/dev/js0" alwayson 1 )
Controlling a WizBot in Gazebo, plus remapping joystick axes.
driver ( name "gazebo" provides ["simulation:0"] plugin "libgazeboplugin" server_id "default" ) driver ( name "gazebo" provides ["position2d:0"] gz_id "position_iface_0" ) # 0.5 m/sec max linear velocity # 120 deg/sec max angular velocity # Axis 1 is X # Axis 2 is Y # Axis 0 is Yaw driver ( name "linuxjoystick" provides ["joystick:0"] requires ["position2d:0"] max_speed [0.5 0.5 120] axes [1 2 0] port "/dev/js0" alwayson 1 )
- Add support for continuously sending commands, which might be needed for position devices that use watchdog timers.