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micro-ROS on embedded using Wi-Fi or other wireless to connect to ros2 node on laptop

Hello,

Could it be possible to use microros, in a way that it will wirelessly be a available as a ros2 node?

For example the STM IOT discovery kit has:

  • Bluetooth® V4.1 module (SPBTLE-RF)
  • Sub-GHz (868 MHz or 915 MHz) low-power-programmable RF module (SPSGRF-868 or SPSGRF-915)
  • 802.11 b/g/n compliant Wi-Fi® module from Inventek Systems (ISM43362-M3G-L44)

Can we use any of these to have a ros node controlled by a laptop.

In the past, there are examples of socket based communication to ros over bare metal devices, for TM4C1294:

This uses the ethernet module on the tm4c1294 evaluation module, and not wifi, but never the less, it is socket based.

Best Regards,
Can

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@altineller Yes, we do support WiFi but not on the STM32L4 Discovery kit IoT. For the moment, we have WiFi only on the ESP32 and ESP32-S2, and we plan to support it someday soon on the Arduino Portenta H7.

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