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Node Manager

GUI to manage nodes, topics, services, parameters and launch files

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This package offers a graphical user interface (GUI) to manage ROS nodes, topics, services, parameters, and launch files in a ROS network. Combined with other tools of the multimaster_fkie stack it is possible to operate a network with multiple masters.



ROS Network
Host description panel
ROS Nodes view and control
ROS Topics view
ROS Services view
ROS Parameter view
Launch Dock
Launch Editor
Description Dock
Capabilities and additional description
Node Manager Daemon
Capability View
Key Bindings


  1. Error while launch a node on remote host: ''bash: rosrun: command not found''
      To run a node on remote host, an SSH connection will be established without setting any enviroment variables. Try to comment out in .bashrc:
      #[ -z "$PS1" ] && return
  2. The `Node Manager` crashes on load a launch file with error: ''QSpiAccessible::accessibleEvent not handled: "8008"''
      This "bug" seems to be resolved by removing the ''qt-at-spi'' package.
  3. You don't see the correct output of your nodes.
      Try to change your default terminal:
      sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator

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