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ROS 2 package example: Shared-bike example tutorial

This is a Luos example using ROS 2, the shared-bike application, that works this way:

  • The bike's LED pops up in steady green when it is idle.
  • Shake the IMU while it is idle, meaning the bike is being stolen; the RGB alarm then flashes in red.
  • Press the state button to acknowledge the alarm.
  • Press again to start riding the bike, the bike's LED slightly blinks in green.
  • Press again when you stopped riding the bike, it becomes idle again.

It relies on the 3D visualizer embedded in ROS 2, named RViz 2:

Shared-bike example

Test the example

This example package relies on luos_interface. Make sure you first installed it by following its own procedure.

Then, download the example package and build your workspace with colcon:

~/ros2_ws/src/$ git clone

~/ros2_ws/$ colcon build --symlink-install    # Build the ROS workspace
~/ros2_ws/$ source ~/.bashrc                  # Source all new launches messages and resources

Plug at least a Luos Imu node and a gate to your computer, as well as optional RGB and State services. The expected Luos services' aliases are the default. If they are not, update the topic names ↗ with your custom aliases.

Then, start the bike example from its launchfile:

~/ros2_ws/$ ros2 launch luos_bike_alarm_example

RViz2 will pop up and show a 3D bike. Shake the Luos Imu node in order to update the RViz2 view in real-time. If the bike is displayed but does not actuate, make sure that Imu data comes from the expected topic /Imu_mod/imu, or try to change the topic name.