Can I launch nodes via javascript with roslibjs?

I have in mind to develop a web application that sends coordinates to a mobile robot and a start button for the robot to start the mission of navigation avoiding obstacles developed in python. Is this possible with rosbridge and roslibjs?

I appreciate any ideas for this project

Hello @aserrate,

Quick and fast, I don’t think so! You can interact with ROS topics, services, params… even action servers, but I didn’t find nodes or launch files in the API page.

Although, if you search deeper, you may find some other examples integrating roslibjs with some prepared nodes in order to make it possible, or at least get closer. Check out this example, I didn’t test myself, but it seems similar to what you are looking for:

I hope it helps you.