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when I run turtlebot simulation, there is no simulated Kinect. I'm sure that before some time it was working.

I'm using this command to run simulation:

roslaunch turtlebot_gazebo turtlebot_empty_world.launch

List of topics which are advertised:


During start-up there is just this info (from pointcloud_throttle, kinect_laser and kinect_laser_narrow nodes):

waitForService: Service [/openni_manager/load_nodelet] has not been advertised, waiting...

Thanks for any advice...

Originally posted by ZdenekM on ROS Answers with karma: 704 on 2012-02-23

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Comment by John Hoare on 2012-02-23:
+1 I was just working on posting this question myself.

Comment by mmwise on 2012-02-23:
what version of turtlebot, turtlebot_simulator, and turtlebot_apps do you have installed?

Comment by John Hoare on 2012-02-23:
I have the latest installed from the repositories on ROS Electric on Ubuntu 11.10.

Comment by ZdenekM on 2012-02-23:
I have also installed latest from deb repos on ROS Electric and Ubuntu 11.04.

Comment by mmwise on 2012-03-14:
I pulled the latest from the package manager and everything is working correctly


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This is a bug in the gazebo.urdf.xacro file. The camera frame names were not correct and therefore the gazebo plugins couldn't initialize properly. It's fixed in 330:4253a4e5f257 . It's released in turtlebot 0.9.2

Originally posted by mmwise with karma: 8372 on 2012-03-08

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