Call service in ROS network
Robotics System Toolbox / ROS
The Call Service block takes a ROS service request message, sends it to the
ROS service server, and waits for a response. Connect to a ROS network using
rosinit. A ROS server should be set up somewhere on the network before using
this block. Check the available services on a ROS network using
rossvcserver to set up a service server in
Specify the name for your ROS service and the service type in the block mask. If connected to a ROS network, you can select from a list of available services. You can create a blank service request or response message to populate with data using the Blank Message block.
Resp— Response message
Response message, returned as a nonvirtual bus. The response is based on the input Req message. The response message type corresponds to your service type. To generate an empty response message bus to populate with data, use the Blank Message block.
ErrorCode— Error conditions for service call
Error conditions for service call, specified as an integer. Each integer corresponds to a different error condition for the service connection or the status of the service call. If an error condition occurs, Resp outputs the last response message or a blank message if a response was not previously received.
|The service response was successfully retrieved and is available in the
|The connection was not established within the specified
|The response from the server was not received within the specified
|The service call failed for unknown reasons.|
This output is enabled when the Show ErrorCode output port
check box is
Source— Source for specifying service name
Select from ROS network|
Specify your own
Source for specifying the service name:
Select from ROS network — Use
Select to select a service name. The
Name and Type parameters are set
automatically. You must be connected to a ROS network.
Specify your own — Enter a service name in
Name and specify its service type in
Type. You must match a service name exactly.
Name— Service name
Service name, specified as a character vector. The service name must match a service
name available on the ROS service server. To see a list of valid services in a ROS
Type— Service type
Service type, specified as a character vector. Each service name has a corresponding type.
Connection timeout— Timeout for service server connection
5(default) | positive numeric scalar
Timeout for service server connection, specified as a positive numeric scalar in seconds. If a connection cannot be established with the ROS service server in this time, then ErrorCode outputs 1.
Keep persistent connection— Keep connection to service server
Check this box to maintain a persistent connection with the ROS service server. When
off, the block creates a service client every time a request
message is input into Req.
Show ErrorCode output port— Enable error code output port
Check this box to output the ErrorCode output. If an error condition occurs, Resp outputs the last response message or a blank message if response was not previously received.