How to Visualize Nodes Using the RQt GUI Tool

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The rqt tool in ROS enables us to visualize the node connections while a launch file is running. Let’s see what happens when we run the launch file we created in this tutorial. Open up a new terminal window.

Directions

Type:


roslaunch hello_world talker_listener.launch

Then in a new terminal window, type:

rqt_graph
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You can see that the listener_node is subscribed to the /chatter topic. The talker_node is publishing to the /chatter topic. You might also see another node called /rosout (if you don’t see /rosout that is OK). This is where debug statements from nodes are going.