Default Robot Hostname
Each Baxter Research Robot comes with the robot computer's hostname set to the serial number of the robot. Baxter can be addressed out of the box using this hostname via Avahi (Link-Local) addressing.
For example, if Baxter's serial number reads 'S/N: 011303P0017', then the hostname will be '011303P0017', and the avahi local hostname will be broadcast as '011303P0017.local'. You can then run commands such as:
or, resolve the robot's IP address using:
Note: Make sure you have the avahi programs installed by running:
See the Networking page for more information about setting up your network configuration.
Changing the Hostname
The default hostname can be changed using the Field Service Menu (FSM).