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I have tried to add laser node to gazebo using the following code:

    <erratic_hokuyo_laser parent="base_link">
            <origin xyz="0.18 0 0.11" rpy="0 0 0" />

but I got the following error:

Invalid tag: Cannot load command parameter [robot_description]: command [/opt/ros/indigo/share/xacro/xacro.py /home/nouf/catkin_ws/src/chapter5_tutorials/urdf/robot1_base_03.xacro] returned with code [1].

Param xml is The traceback for the exception was written to the log file

I found out that the erratic_description package doesn't work with indigo version (which I'm currently using). Is there another package or another way to add a laser node to Gazebo ?

Thanks in advance.

Originally posted by nouf on ROS Answers with karma: 71 on 2015-04-10

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May be this gazebo tutorials will help I guess . There they mentions about adding lasers in URDf model.

<gazebo reference="your_link_name">
<plugin name="your_link_laser_controller" filename="libgazebo_ros_laser.so">
... plugin parameters ...

Originally posted by SVS with karma: 233 on 2015-04-13

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