viam.components.sensor.sensor

Classes

Sensor

Sensor represents a physical sensing device that can provide measurement readings.

Module Contents

class viam.components.sensor.sensor.Sensor(name: str)[source]

Bases: viam.components.component_base.ComponentBase

Sensor represents a physical sensing device that can provide measurement readings.

This acts as an abstract base class for any drivers representing specific sensor implementations. This cannot be used on its own. If the __init__() function is overridden, it must call the super().__init__() function.

from viam.components.sensor import Sensor

For more information, see Sensor component.

SUBTYPE: Final
abstract get_readings(*, extra: Mapping[str, Any] | None = None, timeout: float | None = None, **kwargs) Mapping[str, viam.utils.SensorReading][source]
Async:

Obtain the measurements/data specific to this sensor.

my_sensor = Sensor.from_robot(robot=robot, name='my_sensor')

# Get the readings provided by the sensor.
readings = await my_sensor.get_readings()
Returns:

The measurements. Can be of any type.

Return type:

Mapping[str, Any]

For more information, see Sensor component.

classmethod from_robot(robot: viam.robot.client.RobotClient, name: str) typing_extensions.Self

Get the component named name from the provided robot.

Parameters:
  • robot (RobotClient) – The robot

  • name (str) – The name of the component

Returns:

The component, if it exists on the robot

Return type:

Self

abstract do_command(command: Mapping[str, ValueTypes], *, timeout: float | None = None, **kwargs) Mapping[str, ValueTypes]
Async:

Send/Receive arbitrary commands to the Resource

command = {"cmd": "test", "data1": 500}
result = component.do(command)
Parameters:

command (Mapping[str, ValueTypes]) – The command to execute

Raises:

NotImplementedError – Raised if the Resource does not support arbitrary commands

Returns:

Result of the executed command

Return type:

Mapping[str, ValueTypes]

async get_geometries(*, extra: Dict[str, Any] | None = None, timeout: float | None = None) List[viam.proto.common.Geometry]

Get all geometries associated with the component, in their current configuration, in the frame of the component.

geometries = await component.get_geometries()

if geometries:
    # Get the center of the first geometry
    print(f"Pose of the first geometry's centerpoint: {geometries[0].center}")
Returns:

The geometries associated with the Component.

Return type:

List[Geometry]

classmethod get_resource_name(name: str) viam.proto.common.ResourceName

Get the ResourceName for this Resource with the given name

# Can be used with any resource, using an arm as an example
my_arm_name = my_arm.get_resource_name("my_arm")
Parameters:

name (str) – The name of the Resource

Returns:

The ResourceName of this Resource

Return type:

ResourceName

get_operation(kwargs: Mapping[str, Any]) viam.operations.Operation

Get the Operation associated with the currently running function.

When writing custom resources, you should get the Operation by calling this function and check to see if it’s cancelled. If the Operation is cancelled, then you can perform any necessary (terminating long running tasks, cleaning up connections, etc. ).

Parameters:

kwargs (Mapping[str, Any]) – The kwargs object containing the operation

Returns:

The operation associated with this function

Return type:

viam.operations.Operation

async close()

Safely shut down the resource and prevent further use.

Close must be idempotent. Later configuration may allow a resource to be “open” again. If a resource does not want or need a close function, it is assumed that the resource does not need to return errors when future non-Close methods are called.

await component.close()