ROS oriented robot arms sometimes suffer from the lack of the teaching system, which is usually provided by industrial manipulators. Yes, we have MoveIt! and Rviz plug-in, but we know it is quite difficult to specify target hand position and posture by the GUIs while we have to observe the robot is moving in real workspace. We preferably need teaching pendants or joypads to jog the robot. This package is aiming to provide joint jogging, frame jogging, joypad and teaching pendant control.
[Discourse.ros.org] [ROS Projects] Jog_control: Jogging package for robot arms
In reply to this post by Thilo Zimmermann via ros-users
Yes, we noticed jog_arm before starting our project. I believe jog_arm and jog_control are not interchangeable and competitive because the purpose and implementation are different. We want to jog the robot cartesian space precisely, as almost industrial manipulators do.