Simulink + ROS + Arduino code generation
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I'm working with Simulink on my main computer and ROS Kinetic running on separate computer under Ubuntu 16. There is also an arduino Uno board.
Now i know that i can use Simulink to deploy standalone nodes on ROS computer. I can also install Arduino IDE on ROS computer and program Arduino connected to it to use ROS serial to publish/subscribe to messages.
But can i somehow use Simulink to deploy code to Arduino so it can communicate with ros?
MathWorks Robotics and Autonomous Systems Team on 5 Dec 2017
The Simulink ROS code deployment relies on target machine to have: - Linux - ROS installed - catkin_make installed
As these are not available on Arduino, you will have to work with Raspberry Pi (which has a Linux operating system).
You can use the same steps for code deployment from Simulink ROS when connected to a Raspberry Pi, but as the Pi needs to be configured (i.e., ROS installed) we have a image available for Raspi, read more here:
SMEAC on 29 Nov 2018
It can actually be achieved using rosserial_arduino, a ROS package. It does require a little bit of modification to get working, but for this reason I have uploaded a demonstration model, showing a publisher, two subscribers working together with a stateflow block and working in external mode: