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GUI to connect to ROS master .


Updated 06 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 (2020). ROS GUI (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (1)

thank you very much for this useful GUI to control the robot
Actually, I could not use it because of the following problem
Couldn't find an AF_INET address for [myh10264]

could you please help with this



Added youtube video


Added Control buttons to control movement of robot.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2015a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired: "lane_stop" node for Autoware.