Aria  2.8.0

Example/demonstration of ArActionTriangleDriveTo, which drives the robot towards a specially shaped triangular targetPress g or G to use ArActionTriangleDriveTo to detect and drive towards a triangular target shape. Press s or S to stop. See ArActionTriangleDriveTo for more information about the triangular target and what the action does and its parameters.

Adept MobileRobots Robotics Interface for Applications (ARIA)
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#include "Aria.h"
int main(int argc, char **argv)
// parse our args and make sure they were all accounted for
ArSimpleConnector connector(&argc, argv);
ArRobot robot;
// the laser. ArActionTriangleDriveTo will use this laser object since it is
// named "laser" when added to the ArRobot.
ArSick sick;
if (!connector.parseArgs() || argc > 1)
return 1;
// a key handler so we can do our key handling
ArKeyHandler keyHandler;
// let the global aria stuff know about it
// toss it on the robot
// add the laser to the robot
ArActionTriangleDriveTo triangleDriveTo;
ArFunctorC<ArActionTriangleDriveTo> lineGoCB(&triangleDriveTo,
keyHandler.addKeyHandler('g', &lineGoCB);
keyHandler.addKeyHandler('G', &lineGoCB);
ArFunctorC<ArActionTriangleDriveTo> lineStopCB(&triangleDriveTo,
keyHandler.addKeyHandler('s', &lineStopCB);
keyHandler.addKeyHandler('S', &lineStopCB);
ArActionLimiterForwards limiter("limiter", 150, 0, 0, 1.3);
robot.addAction(&limiter, 70);
ArActionLimiterBackwards limiterBackwards;
robot.addAction(&limiterBackwards, 69);
robot.addAction(&triangleDriveTo, 60);
ArActionKeydrive keydrive;
robot.addAction(&keydrive, 55);
ArActionStop stopAction;
robot.addAction(&stopAction, 50);
// try to connect, if we fail exit
if (!connector.connectRobot(&robot))
printf("Could not connect to robot... exiting\n");
return 1;
// start the robot running, true so that if we lose connection the run stops
// now set up the laser
if (!sick.blockingConnect())
printf("Could not connect to SICK laser... exiting\n");
return 1;
printf("If you press the 'g' key it'll go find a triangle, if you press 's' it'll stop.\n");
return 0;