Version 1.0 (35.5 KB) by James
GUI to connect to ROS master .
Updated 6 May 2015

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This GUI simplifies connection to a ROS Network. It also has built-in teleoperation features.
Step 1: On the 'Connection' panel, set the IP address of the Master node.

Step 2: Click 'Connect'. Successful connection will result output like this
'Initializing global node /matlab_global_node_88657 with NodeURI' appearing on Matlab command prompt.

Step 3: On the 'Topics' panel, click on 'List out Topics' to see the topics available. Select the topics that you wish to publish/subscribe and click 'Publish' or 'Subscribe'.

Step 4: On the 'Nodes' panel, click on 'List out Nodes' to see the nodes available. Their respective subscriptions, publications and services are shown on the right.

Step 5: Use the Control buttons (Move Front, Move Right...etc) to control the simulated robot in gazebo or the actual robot.

A video is shared here:

Cite As

James (2024). ROS GUI (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2015a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes


Added youtube video
Added Control buttons to control movement of robot.