Aria  2.8.0

Shows how to use ArNetServer, a simple text command receiver

Adept MobileRobots Robotics Interface for Applications (ARIA)
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#include "Aria.h"
// To use the net server, start this program, then use the 'telnet' program to connect to localhost
// on TCP port 7171 by running this command:
// telnet localhost 7171
// When connected and prompted for a password, type in:
// password
// and press enter. Then you can enter a command. Use the 'help' command to print available commands.
// For this program, try "test" and "test2" with and without additional arguments.
// ArNetServer is a simple way to provide a quick remote control interface for a robot control
// program running on the robot's onboard computer over wireless networking, if you don't want to
// use the ArNetworking library and MobileEyes. (You can provide both options in a program however,
// ArNetworking and ArNetServer use different TCP ports and will both run fine in the same program.)
// This function just prints out what the client entered and then sends some
// data back. You could modify it to, for example, control the robot with
// different commands.
void test(char **argv, int argc, ArSocket *socket)
int i;
printf("Client said: ");
for (i = 0; i < argc; ++i)
printf("\t%s\n", argv[i]);
socket->writeString("Thank you, command received.");
int main(int argc, char **argv)
// Initialize Aria
// we need a server
ArNetServer server;
// a callback for our test function
// start the server up without a robot on port 7171 with a password
// of password and allow multiple clients
if (!, 7171, "password", true))
printf("Could not open server.\n");
return 1;
// add our test command
server.addCommand("test", &testCB, "this simply prints out the command given on the server");
server.addCommand("test2", &testCB, "this simply prints out the command given on the server");
// run while the server is running
while (server.isOpen() && Aria::getRunning())
return 0;