I’m running Ubuntu 11.04 with Player v.3.1.0-svn and Stage 4.1.1 through VirtualBox on a Windows 7 Host.


I’m trying to control an iRobot Create through Player with playerjoy


This is my cfg file:




  name "create"

  provides ["position2d:0"]

  port "/dev/ttyUSB1"

  safe 1

  #alwayson 1



When I run $ player create.cfg  and then $ playerjoy


I get this:


Player v.3.1.0-svn


* Part of the Player/Stage/Gazebo Project [http://playerstage.sourceforge.net].

* Copyright (C) 2000 - 2009 Brian Gerkey, Richard Vaughan, Andrew Howard,

* Nate Koenig, and contributors. Released under the GNU General Public License.

* Player comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you

* are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; see COPYING

* for details.


Listening on ports: 6665

accepted TCP client 0 on port 6665, fd 5

Opening connection to Create on /dev/ttyUSB1...create_open():open():: No such file or directory

error   : failed to connect to create

error   : Driver failed to Setup (-1)


Is it possible that the USB just won’t work through virtualbox?


If anyone has any ideas, it would be much appreciated.