Horizontal Interoperability through a ROS - CODESYS Bridge
There are frequent and multiple challenges of integrating industrial hardware from different vendors with robotics, due to proprietary protocols, communication interfaces and buses (vendor-lock). Currently, connectivity between robots and industrial hardware is often limited to communication through fieldbuses, which is often a cumbersome task, due to development overheads and technological limitations. This developed method aims to tackle these constraints.
- A bidirectional communication method between ROS and CODESYS based on interprocess communication (IPC) where publisher-subscriber message pattern is employed.
- A direct communication method between automation equipment and robotic systems that facilitate the establishment of effective, bidirectional, reliable, and structured interoperability between robotic systems and PLCs.