Only released in EOL distros:  

scout_robot: scout_ndirect

Package Summary

Wraper for the Ndirect library, allowing control of a Scout robot on ROS.

Supported Hardware

The scout_node was only tested on a Nomad Scout 2 robot, however according to NClient it should work with the following models:

  • Nomad N200;
  • Nomad N150;
  • Nomad Scout;
  • Nomad Scout 2.



scout_node is a ROS driver for the Nomad Scout 2 robot.

Subscribed Topics

cmd_vel (geometry_msgs/Twist)
  • Velocity commands to the robot.

Published Topics

odom (nav_msgs/Odometry)
  • Odometry data from the robot.
range (lse_sensor_msgs/Range)
  • Range data from the sonars.


~port (string, default: /dev/ttyUSB0)
  • The port where the robot can be found.
~model (string, default: Scout2)
  • The model of the robot being used. Accepted models are N200, N150, Scout and Scout2.

Wiki: scout_ndirect (last edited 2011-05-03 23:41:02 by Gonçalo Cabrita)