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ros_comm: cpp_common | message_filters | perf_roscpp | rosbag | rosbagmigration | rosconsole | roscore_migration_rules | roscpp | roscpp_serialization | roscpp_traits | rosgraph | rosgraph_msgs | roslaunch | roslisp | rosmaster | rosmsg | rosnode | rosout | rosparam | rospy | rosservice | rostest | rostime | rostopic | roswtf | std_msgs | std_srvs | topic_tools | xmlrpcpp

Package Summary

rospy is a pure Python client library for ROS. The rospy client API enables Python programmers to quickly interface with ROS Topics, Services, and Parameters. The design of rospy favors implementation speed (i.e. developer time) over runtime performance so that algorithms can be quickly prototyped and tested within ROS. It is also ideal for non-critical-path code, such as configuration and initialization code. Many of the ROS tools are written in rospy to take advantage of the type introspection capabilities.

Many of the ROS tools, such as rostopic and rosservice, are built on top of rospy.


Please refer to the rospy_tutorials package and to the Tutorials page.

The Basics

Please see the rospy overview for an introduction to the rospy API and its usage.

API Reference

For a more detailed reference, please consult the code API documentation.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Use trac to report bugs or request features. [View active tickets]


rospy is part of the stable ROS core distribution. For a development roadmap, please see the core ROS roadmap.

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