ALNotificationManager

NAOqi Core - Overview | API | NotificationInfo


What it does

The ALNotificationManager module provides methods to manage notifications on the robot.

What is a notification

A notification is a short message sent to the end-user by the robot system or by an application.
For further details, see: ALValue NotificationInfo .

How it works

When an application sends a notification:

  • It is appended to the list of pending notifications.
  • The End user is informed that there is a pending notification and can ask the robot to read it. For further details, see:

The notification is removed from the list of pending notifications either when:

  • it is read or
  • it is removed by the application, for example if it is not valid anymore.

For further details about the objects supporting ALNotificationManager , see: NotificationInfo .

Getting Started

Add a notification

add-notif.py


            
             #! /usr/bin/env python
# -*- encoding: UTF-8 -*-

"""Example: Use add Method"""

import qi
import argparse
import sys


def main(session):
    """
    This example uses the add method.
    """
    # Get the service ALNotificationManager.

    notif_mng_service = session.service("ALNotificationManager")

    # Add a notification.
    notificationId = notif_mng_service.add({"message": "Hello World!", "severity": "info", "removeOnRead": True})
    print "Notification ID: " + str(notificationId)


if __name__ == "__main__":
    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
    parser.add_argument("--ip", type=str, default="127.0.0.1",
                        help="Robot IP address. On robot or Local Naoqi: use '127.0.0.1'.")
    parser.add_argument("--port", type=int, default=9559,
                        help="Naoqi port number")

    args = parser.parse_args()
    session = qi.Session()
    try:
        session.connect("tcp://" + args.ip + ":" + str(args.port))
    except RuntimeError:
        print ("Can't connect to Naoqi at ip \"" + args.ip + "\" on port " + str(args.port) +".\n"
               "Please check your script arguments. Run with -h option for help.")
        sys.exit(1)
    main(session)

            
           

Print all NotificationInfos

print-notif.py


            
             #! /usr/bin/env python
# -*- encoding: UTF-8 -*-

"""Example: Use notifications Method"""

import qi
import argparse
import sys


def main(session):
    """
    This example uses the notifications method.
    """
    # Get the service ALNotificationManager.

    notif_mng_service = session.service("ALNotificationManager")

    # Get the notifications.
    notifications = notif_mng_service.notifications()
    for notification in notifications:
        notifDict = dict(notification)
        print "Notification ID: " + str(notifDict["id"])
        print "\tMessage: " + notifDict["message"]
        print "\tSeverity: " + notifDict["severity"]
        print "\tRemove On Read: " + str(notifDict["removeOnRead"])
        print "-----------\n"


if __name__ == "__main__":
    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
    parser.add_argument("--ip", type=str, default="127.0.0.1",
                        help="Robot IP address. On robot or Local Naoqi: use '127.0.0.1'.")
    parser.add_argument("--port", type=int, default=9559,
                        help="Naoqi port number")

    args = parser.parse_args()
    session = qi.Session()
    try:
        session.connect("tcp://" + args.ip + ":" + str(args.port))
    except RuntimeError:
        print ("Can't connect to Naoqi at ip \"" + args.ip + "\" on port " + str(args.port) +".\n"
               "Please check your script arguments. Run with -h option for help.")
        sys.exit(1)
    main(session)