The new API2 is currently under development. The main new features are - Support for up to 4 cameras - Support for camera controls like brightness, contrast, auto white balance ... The supported controls depend on the camera used - Integrated web server for controlling Robotino by a web browser or your smartphone - Easy build process due to minimal dependencies to external libraries
The new API2 is based on a RPC like infrastructure. The REC-RPC library is a interprocess communication middleware similar to ROS. It is based on Qt and does not have any other dependencies.
Get API2 packages for Robotino
In order to use the API2 you need to replace packages on Robotino. The easiest way is to give Robotino Internet access. The file /etc/apt/sources.list should already contain the line
deb http://doc.openrobotino.org/packages ./
If not edit the file and put this line at the beginning. Then do
apt-get update aot-get install rec-rpc robotino-common robotino-daemons robotino-api
This will remove the API1 daemons and install the API2 counterparts.
Get API2 for Windows
Get API2 for Linux
Build API2 yourself
- Get the latest Qt libraries from Digia
- Alternatively build Qt from source
Get the source via SVN:
svn co http://svn.servicerobotics.eu/rec_rpc/trunk source/rec_rpc
Configure the build environment with cmake, build and install:
mkdir build/rec_rpc cd build/rec_rpc ccmake ../../source/rec_rpc make install
Set the environment variable REC_RPC_DIR to the installation directory. The environment variable is used by the other packages to find the FindRecRpc.cmake scripts.