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Connect to the KINOVA Gen3 Robot and Initiate Required ROS Nodes to Control the Robot

Open the terminal from the catkin workspace containing ros_kortex ROS packages in the host computer or VM where ROS is installed. Execute the following command in the terminal to launch required ROS nodes. Also, replace the IP address of the robot and gripper based on the actual hardware setup. For more information on the roslaunch command, see GitHub page of KINOVA Robotics.

roslaunch kortex_driver kortex_driver.launch ip_address:= gripper:=robotiq_2f_85 start_rviz:=false

If the hardware setup and the IP address are correct, a message 'The Kortex driver has been initialized correctly!' displays on the terminal window.