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Backbone bindings to a ROSLib Build Status

Parameter model

Simple fetch, update, delete bindings for Model -> Param

var rosbb = require("ros-backbone");
var ParamModel = rosbb.ParamModel.extend({
    ros: new ROS.Ros({
        url: "ws://localhost:9091"
    params: ["/foo", "/bar"]
var paramModel = new ParamModel();
paramModel.fetch().then(() => {
# Topic Model/Collection
var rosbb = require("ros-backbone");
var ROS = require("roslib");
var ros = ROS.Ros("ws://localhost:9090");
var myTopic = ros.Topic({
    name: "/some/topic"
var myModel = new rosbb.Model();
myModel.bind(myTopic, {
    // If not provided all fields will be kept
    bindings: {
        "topic-attribute": "mapped-model-attribute",
        "some-other-attr": "xyz",
        // Dots and bracket notation will be transformed
        // and the path will be found, however the other way
        // around doesn't currently work
        "pose.position.y" : "lat",
        "pose.position.x": "lng"
    // Covert a stamped ROS header to a JS timestamp in MS (useful for time series)
    // Syntax: [<model attribute>, <topic attribute (default: "header")>]
    headerTimestamp: ["timestamp"],
    transform: function(message) { = 1;
        return < 5 ? message : false; // don't emit message
    publishTransform: function(message) {
        // return falsey to omit, otherwise transform? & return the message to publish
   frame_id: "my_frame", // frame to set when emitting messages
    // If you want to use a TFClient and provide a TFClient instance to bind
    observeFrame: "odom_frame"
// publish a ROS message{
    a: 1, b: 2, c: 3
var myCollection = new rosbb.Collection();
myCollection.bind(myTopic, {
    // options (see above)


  • Subscribe to as many ROS Topics as you please, but you should use the model as a sink and uni-directional in that case
  • This works best as a subscriber, publishing can be sketchy if you rebind/filter keys or subscribe to multiple nodes