Hey guys, super noob here.
I am trying to plan for a 6 DOF arm robot from Exact Dynamics. When using the Setup Assistant I am following the PR2 example to assign planning groups for the 'arm' and the 'gripper' generate the package and try to roslaunch using the demo.launch file but it crashes. I am trying to work through this problem but all the combinations of joints and links (I have not used chains yet as I do not fully understand them) I can think of make Rviz crash with this error in the terminal window.
All is well! Everyone is happy! You can start planning now! [ INFO] [1405097835.482849916]: Loading robot model 'i_arm'... [ INFO] [1405097835.801883868]: Loading robot model 'i_arm'... [ INFO] [1405097835.913759003]: Starting scene monitor [ INFO] [1405097835.917105272]: Listening to '/move_group/monitored_planning_scene' [ INFO] [1405097837.711538251]: No active joints or end effectors found for group ''. Make sure you have defined an end effector in your SRDF file and that kinematics.yaml is loaded in this node's namespace. [rviz_ubuntu_24010_6131403636814191245-4] process has died [pid 24050, exit code -11, cmd /opt/ros/hydro/lib/rviz/rviz -d /home/joso21/catkin_ws/src/iarm_ed_moveit/launch/moveit.rviz __name:=rviz_ubuntu_24010_6131403636814191245 __log:=/home/joso21/.ros/log/44fb4ab6-090c-11e4-93a6-000c298bbf45/rviz_ubuntu_24010_6131403636814191245-4.log]. log file: /home/joso21/.ros/log/44fb4ab6-090c-11e4-93a6-000c298bbf45/rviz_ubuntu_24010_6131403636814191245-4*.log
The force is weak in me and I can't upload screenshots of the setup Assistant steps I am taking. There is another post regarding this issue but the solutions aren't working for me. I thought that my virtual joint may have been an issue as well.
<virtual_joint name="virtual_joint" type="fixed" parent_frame="/world_frame" child_link="base_link" />
I am not sure if the parent frame is defined by me of if there is an existing frame in Rviz that I can attach to? This post seems to refer to this but again not clear as to how I define the parent frame.
Update (7/14/14): I used chains in my urdf to define the planning groups and still the "No active joints or end effectors found..." line in the terminal window is output but the Rviz window will at least open but with a black screen even after multiple launches.
Dropbox urdf description files "iarm_ed.urdf" is the file I used with the Moveit! setup assistant
Update (7/15/14): Rviz will open with the robot in the environment (I changed nothing but perhaps the restart closed a redundant process or something...). The end effector issue still remains as it is not being seen and the info message (same as above) is being output. There is an interactive marker associated with the 'arm' planning group in Rviz, but when clicked and moved, the gripper will float away with the marker and the arm stays in the same pose. If the gripper planning group is chosen then the marker disappears. I am using the chain method in the Setup Assistant (base_link >> link5 for 'arm' group & link5 >> gripper for 'gripper' group).
It seems like there is a disconnect between the end effector and the rest of the arm but all joints are specified as having a parent and child that connects the entire robot from base to gripper.
Thanks all for the time
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Comment by gvdhoorn on 2014-07-12:
Having access to the actual URDF and / or moveit pkg would probably make helping you a bit easier. Also, try a chain, RViz / MoveIt sometimes crashes when using a collection of joints, instead of a chain.
Comment by gvdhoorn on 2014-07-14:
@JoSo: would it be an option to put your pkgs on a github repository? Other option would be a file exchange site / dropbox.