Post Docking Callback Examples

The scripts in this folder allow you to upload files saved to DAQ during robot operation to various endpoints, with the target use case having the callback run when Spot docks at the end of an Autowalk mission.

Install Packages

Run the below to install the necessary dependencies:

python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt

Configuration Requirements

For AWS, you must have your config file saved at ~/.aws/config with format:


If running on a CORE, you will need access to the internet or your local network.

Run a Callback

Run the scripts by the following commands: AWS:

python3 -m daq_upload_docking_callback --destination aws --bucket-name YOUR_BUCKET --host-ip HOST_COMPUTER_IP SPOT_IP

Note: You can either use a config file at ~/.aws/config or use the --aws-access-key and --aws-secret-key arguments to have this service create the file.


python3 -m daq_upload_docking_callback --destination gcp --key-filepath PATH_TO_KEY_JSON --bucket-name YOUR_BUCKET --host-ip HOST_COMPUTER_IP SPOT_IP


python3 -m daq_upload_docking_callback --destination local --destination-folder DESTINATION --host-ip HOST_COMPUTER_IP SPOT_IP

You can use the optional --time-period argument to adjust how far back the callback should look for files. If not specified, the callback will look for files starting from when the callback was initialized. After running once, the start time will be reset.

Run a Callback using Docker

Please refer to this document for general instructions on how to run software applications on computation payloads as docker containers.

You can find general instructions on how to build and use the docker image here.

To build the Docker image, run:

sudo docker build -f Dockerfile  -t docking_callback .
sudo docker save docking_callback > docking_callback.tar

Note: For the AWS callback, you must copy your config file as config to this directory for docker build to work. You will then uncomment COPY ./config ~/.aws/config in Dockerfile. Alternatively, you can supply your keys by using the --aws-access-key and --aws-secret-key arguments.

Open Portainer (https://ROBOT_IP:21900), login, and navigate to “Images”.

Click “Import”, select your docking_callback.tar file, and upload.

Navigate to “Containers”, click “Add Container”, and fill out the following fields:

  • “Name” = Name of the container. This should be set to a unique string that describes the container.

  • “Image” = {IMAGE_NAME}:latest. {IMAGE_NAME} represents the image name used to build the docker image.

  • Under the “Command & logging” tab in the container configuration page, add arguments depending on your configuration. On the CORE, the CORE_IP should be and the ROBOT_IP should be

    • AWS --destination aws --bucket-name YOUR_BUCKET --host-ip HOST_COMPUTER_IP SPOT_IP

    • GCP --destination gcp --key-filepath PATH_TO_KEY_JSON --bucket-name YOUR_BUCKET --host-ip HOST_COMPUTER_IP SPOT_IP

    • Local --destination local --destination-folder DESTINATION --host-ip HOST_COMPUTER_IP SPOT_IP

  • Under the “Env” tab create BOSDYN_CLIENT_USERNAME and BOSDYN_CLIENT_PASSWORD variables with the login credentials for the robot.

  • Under the “Network” tab in the container configuration page, set the “Network” field to host so ports are forwarded correctly between the host OS and the docker container.

  • Under the “Restart policy” tab in the container configuration page, set the policy to “Unless stopped”. This will allow the docker container to continue to keep running all the time (even after rebooting the spot core) unless it is manually stopped by a user in Portainer.

Click “Create”. This will build your container. To verify that the callback registered, click logs and verify that you see the expected:

DATE TIME - INFO - Started the DaqDockingUploadServicer server.
DATE TIME - INFO - daq-docking-upload-callback service registered/updated.
DATE TIME - INFO - Starting directory registration loop for daq-docking-upload-callback