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Arduino library for communicating with ROS2(DDS)

Version-specific dependencies

  • Recommend version (present)
ros2arduino ROS2 Micro-XRCE-DDS Agent
0.2.1 Dashing Diademata Patch6 1.3.0

For the Micro-XRCE-DDS Agent, please install it using following commands.

$ git clone
$ cd Micro-XRCE-DDS-Agent && git checkout v1.3.0
$ mkdir build && cd build
$ source /opt/ros/dashing/setup.bash # to share libraries with ros2
$ cmake ..
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ sudo ldconfig /usr/local/lib/
  • All
ros2arduino ROS2 Micro-XRCE-DDS Agent
0.2.1 Dashing Diademata Patch6 1.3.0
0.1.4 Dashing Diademata Patch3 1.1.0
0.1.3 Dashing Diademata Patch3 1.1.0
0.1.2 Dashing Diademata Patch1 1.1.0
0.1.1 Dashing Diademata 1.1.0
0.0.9 Crystal Clemmys 1.0.1



  • RAM : >= 32Kb
  • Boards tested : Based on the normal behavior of publisher and subscriber.
    • OpenCR
    • Arduino MKR ZERO
    • ESP32 (not support TCP yet)


Implemented Note
Serial YES
UDP YES ESP32, Ethernet
TCP NO Debugging...

Getting Start

Dependancy Installation

You must install ROS2 and XRCE-DDS Agent. (The version should be the same as the Version-specific dependencies above)

Upload Arduino sketch

  • [File] - [Examples] - [ros2arduino]
    • Serial
      • [publisher]
    • UDP
      • [publisher_wifi_udp]
      • [publisher_ethernet_udp]
    • TCP
      • [publisher_wifi_tcp]
      • [publisher_ethernet_tcp]
  • [Sketch] - [Upload]

Excute Micro-XRCE-DDS Agent

  • Please refer to eProsima manual for Micro-XRCE-DDS-Agent usage.

  • 0.2.1 or above (Micro-XRCE-DDS-Agent 1.3.0)

    • Serial
      $ MicroXRCEAgent serial --dev /dev/ttyACM0 -b 115200
    • UDP
      $ MicroXRCEAgent udp4 -p 2018
    • TCP
      $ MicroXRCEAgent tcp4 -p 2018
  • 0.1.0 ~ 0.1.4 (Micro-XRCE-DDS-Agent 1.1.0)

    • Serial
      $ MicroXRCEAgent serial --dev /dev/ttyACM0 -b 115200
    • UDP
      $ MicroXRCEAgent udp -p 2018
    • TCP
      $ MicroXRCEAgent tcp -p 2018
  • 0.0.9 (Micro-XRCE-DDS-Agent 1.0.1)

    • Serial
      $ MicroXRCEAgent --serial /dev/ttyACM0 115200
    • UDP
      $ MicroXRCEAgent --udp 2018
    • TCP
      $ MicroXRCEAgent --tcp 2018

Check topic on ROS2

$ ros2 topic echo /arduino_chatter

Appendix: How to configure entities from reference file. (available at 0.1.1 or above)

  • Use the reference method supported by Client and Agent. Please refer to eProsima manual for detailed usage.

  • For this feature, you need to set UXR_CREATE_ENTITIES_USING_REF definition to 1.

    • ros2arduino 0.1.1 ~ 0.1.4
      • You need to change the settings(library code) in ros2arduino library. (In the user_config.h)
  • Create .refs file(in XML format) and run the Agent with the following options:

     $ MicroXRCEAgent serial --dev /dev/ttyACM0 -b 115200 -r ros2arduino.refs
    • An example reference file is as follows.
      • ros2arduino.refs
         	<participant profile_name="ros2arduino_xml_node">
         	<data_writer profile_name="arduino_chatter">
         	<data_reader profile_name="arduino_led">
         	<topic profile_name="Bool">
         	<topic profile_name="String">

Appendix: How to use the Security feature. (available at 0.1.1 or above)

This method should be preceded by the function described in "Appendix: How to configure entities from reference file."

And please check eProsima's manual for how to use it.

Development Note

Lastest release

  • Feature
    • Only one node available
    • Publisher
    • Subscriber
  • Communication
    • Serial
    • UDP


This library helps the Arduino board communicate with the ROS2 using XRCE-DDS.







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