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can't install drcsim from source

When i try this line : hg clone https://bitbucket.org/osrf/drcsim , it is not working, in terminal after this message: ...
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How to debug a gazebo model plugin with setting breaktpoints and the drcsim run_gzserver_gdb script?

Hello, I am quite new to gazebo and I would like to debug my gazebo plugin with breakpoints. I found a few questions here that do point out a similar problem. Some of the answers included the ...
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Trying to replicate the ackermann steering from DRCSim

Hello, I have Gazebo 1.9, ROS Hydro, and DRCSim installed on Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to get ackermann steering working on the gazebo vehicle model that I built and at first I tried setting up the ...
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Problem after installing DRCSim

I've had ROS and Gazebo working fine (Hydro and Gazebo 1.9 on Ubuntu 12.04). Today I installed DRCsim, and now when I try ROSlaunching (or ROSrun) a gazebo_ros package I get the following error: [...
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What is the correct way to bring up the atlas in the latest drcsim-groovy?

This may end up needing to be a bug report instead of a question but: I can't figure out how to bring up the atlas drcsim in the latest drcsim-groovy (3.2.0-1~precise) When attempting: ...
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drcsim 4.0 release date

When is drcsim 4.0 expected to be released? We are hoping to update to gazebo 3.0 but are waiting for drcsim support. Originally posted by dkotfis on Gazebo Answers with karma: 3 on 2014-04-14 Post ...
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DRCSim + Precise + Hydro + roslaunch

I have Gazebo 3.0, gazebo_ros_pkgs-current, and the default branch of drcsim all compiling from source successfully with ROS Hydro and Ubuntu Precise. Now when I run roslaunch drcsim_gazebo atlas....
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DRCSim + Precise + Hydro

I'd like to use Atlas in Gazebo with ROS Hydro and Ubuntu 12.04. I have gazebo-current 2.2.1-1 installed from debian and Hydro installed from debian. Next I tried ...
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Rospython script crashing/unable to downgrade

I have a launch file which uses a python script for my simulation, it launches fine, however when I try to implement any of the functions in the simulation, the script continues to crash. ...
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Unable to install or run rospy

I've just installed the latest drcsim. From what I've read, a way to use python scripts is included in the ros package it comes with, rospy. However, when I try to use rospy, the terminal does not ...
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IMU sensor plugin in drcsim

hi all, where does the .cpp code exist for this imu plugin. This is from drcsim / ros / atlas_description / urdf / atlas.gazebo 1 1000.0 ...
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Install DRC Sim on Ubuntu 12.04 + Groovy

Hi! I have installed ROS Groovy on Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to install DRCSim without installing fuerte. Is there a way of do this? If so, Where can I find some instructions for doing it? Thanks, ...
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drcsim: how do we reset BDI sim_interface error after fall and resume stand?

If the robot falls, the behavior_feedback sets an error code and prevents the robot from entering anything other than USER mode. Do we need to do anything other than return the robot to standing ...
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is DRCSIM,for groovy?

there is a missing link between the ROS and GAZEBO-1.7 . DRCSIM seems to be a way of fixing the link. I am wondering, does DRCSIM supports groovy, which is the version I am using???? Originally ...
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DRCSIM: BDI modes change the hand force/torque sensor behavior

The hand force/torque sensor behaves well until the BDI modes are changed. While in STAND mode the output of the sensor is correct, however, when the mode is changed to MANIPULATE for example, the ...
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How do you re-specify the current step_queue using a Python script

What is the code similar to: self.client.sendgoal(walkgoal) used in the Keyboard Teleop example that sends only an updated set of steps while the BDI continues to actively execute a step list. Do we ...
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DRCSIM: The BDI tutorial is wrong

I was testing the "Using Atlas Sim Interface" Turorial of the drcsim v2.5 but it seems to be wrong. The tutorial is using the structure currently described at the UserGuide but that is not ...
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DRCSIM: Hand torque sensor - no X output

The X component from the torque sensor of the hand is buggy. Z and Y components of the torque sensor in the wrist are giving an output while X is not. Discovered that only when the joint limits from ...
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drcsim: keyboard_teleop hangs at line 75 self.client.wait_for_server()

The keyboard_teleop walking demo works on some machines, and on others it hangs at line 75 self.client.wait_for_server() I tried sudo apt-get remove and reinstall ...
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DRCSIM: When will pelvis height control work with STAND and MANIPULATE modes of BDI Sim interface?

Using latest drcsim-nightly build, the system is using Sim Interface 1.0.8. When will the next version be released? (I see 1.1.0 is in testing) When will the use_desired pelvis_height control start ...
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DRCsim point cloud noise

Hello, I launched an empty world with Atlas and added the terrain and a few boxes. When viewing in Rviz, a noisy point cloud is presented (see youtube video). Questions: a. Is the noise deliberate? b....
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DRC Sim crashes post installation for 2.4 onwards

Hi, I have been facing crash of DRC Sim ever since the new versions were launched. DRC Sim 2.4 onwards installing on clean 64 bit Ubuntu Quantal and on running the launch file gives the error below: I ...
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DRCsim Atlas robot inverse kinematics

Dear all, I am developing a simple application using DRCsim 2.3 (DARPA Robotics Challenge Simulator) and Gazebo 1.6 . By now, in a simple application, I am trying to control only the robotic arms of ...
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DRCSIM: drcsim-nightly can't roslaunch either

After sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install drcsim-nightly roslaunch atlas_utils atlas.launch dies with the messages Msg Waiting for master Msg Connected to gazebo master @ http://127.0.0.1:...
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System plugin with DRCsim launch files

The launchfiles used to start up the DRC worlds don't allow for us to add a system plugin. How would I do this? Originally posted by DRC_Justin on Gazebo Answers with karma: 61 on 2013-04-12 Post ...
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Integral tie-back in AtlasPlugin.cpp seems wrong - causes control glitches

The code at roughly line 1066 in AtlasPlugin.cpp appears to be wrong. Specifically, it generally will invert the k_i_q_i term on a step change and saturate in the opposite of the commanded direction. ...
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Atlas failing in Boston Dynamics Controller demo

Following instructions for the Boston Dynamics Controller Demo I always end up with the robot failing after trying to perform the first step. I've uploaded a video to show the problem: http://youtu....
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Equivalent of simulator_gazebo's spawn_model for drcsim

The versions of Gazebo that ship with the simulator_gazebo stack include a spawn_model script that calls the service ...
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DRCSim 2.2.0 installation on 32 bit machine

I have installed gazebo 1.5 already and wanted to see how a humanoid robot is controlled in gazebo. I think Atalas is a good example to benchmark and tried to install DRCSim. The tutorial says 32 bit ...
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DRCSIM: Fat head: Random head parts have too large moments of inertia (and probably mass)

There are 7 head parts that have dubious mass and moment of inertia values: left camera frame right camera frame center_top_led_frame center_bottom_led_frame left_led_frame right_led_frame ...
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DRCSIM VRC Terrain: Stripmine those mountains!

Currently it seems the camera simulation view volume is set to be smaller than the VRC environment, with the effect that as the robot moves around mountains come into view, changing the skyline. This ...
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DRCSim and TF : please tell me what I'm missing

Hello All, DRCSim-2.2, Ubuntu 12.04.2LTS I am trying to convert LaserScan images to Point Clouds with modified version of code here... [http://answers.ros.org/question/11232/how-to-turn-laser-scan-to-...
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drcsim problem to show ground truth odometry by rviz

Hi, It seems there is a problem to show ground truth odometry by rviz. In rviz, I have added the odometry and the topic ground_truth_odom. However, there is an ...
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What do the friction coefficients mean and why are they so large in the DRCSim Atlas URDF files?

I've been looking through the URDF specifications of the Atlas robot from DRC Sim. I noticed that there are two mu values and that they are quite large for what I would expect for a coefficient of ...
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"make uninstall" target for drcsim

When compiling drcsim from source, there is not "uninstall" make target, which makes uninstalling the compiled version more cumbersome than it should be. Of course, one can always create a ...
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DRCSIM: Simulating the hands is killing performance

I did a timing test on the Atlas robot without hands, with the sandia hands, and with the irobot hands. I set the update rate to zero, the time step to 1ms. and the number of solver iterations (iter) ...
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DRC Control issue: Bad joint_states when in Nominal mode

We have found a bug where if we keep the Atlas robot pinned, that joint_states reported are correct. however, when switched to Nominal mode (the default when ...
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Atlas controller ignores limits from URDF

In the DRCSim 2.0, I have noticed that when sending position commands (to say for example the neck_ay joint), that the velocities reported by ...
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sanida hand grasp controllers

Is the SimpleGrasp controller used on the DRC Tutorials page supposed to an API for grasping that will be used in the VRC, or is it just a demonstration on how we might write our own controller to ...
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DRCsim 2.0 problem with effort control and /joint_commands topic

Hello, I updated to drcsim 2.0 and i'm having problems controlling the joint effort. as suggested in the user guide I send a message to /atlas/joint_commands with the desires efforts, and PID gains ...
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Error in Creating a new world similar to the atlas_utils pkg to make a robot stand up

I am trying to create a new world with a new humanoid robot (similar to the atlas )model initialed in it. My main aim is to keep the robot standing first. I only have the model urdf file.I want to ...
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cloudsim spawns high CPU instance (paid) on free EC2 AWS

I installed cloudsim on AWS EC2 free version micro instance. After some trouble and heartache with the installation, it finally worked. However, when I went to launch a drc simulation instance, it ...
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DRC sim: IMU joint

The current Atlas model incorporates an 'IMU joint'. We were wondering why this needs to exist. Is it just a quick way to calculate the acceleration of a given point on the robot with respect to the ...
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DRCSIM: Time sync and coordination

Cross posted to theroboticschallenge.org forums. Can we get an ntp/ptp server operating on the simulation computer that the field and OCS computers can sync to? Can we add wall clock to the API clock ...
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DRCSIM: five related questions to API and JointCommands

As a follow up to question 946 and new DRCSIM API http://gazebosim.org/wiki/DRC/UserGuide The https://bitbucket.org/osrf/osrf-common/raw/default/ros/osrf_msgs/msg/JointCommands.msg shows terms for a ...
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DRCSIM: new API and update rate

Thanks for publishing the preliminary API http://gazebosim.org/wiki/DRC/UserGuide. With regard to the control inputs (subscriptions). What is the fastest update rate that can be published and received ...
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Are there conflicts using ROS Fuerte Gazebo and DRC Gazebo Simulator on the same ubuntu precise computer?

I have Ubuntu Precise and ROS Fuerte with Gazebo 1.6.16 on my computer. I'd like to install the Darpa Grand Challenge Simulator (DRC simulator) on the same computer. Will the DRC simulator have ...
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DRC sim - Atlas loading error

I have the DRCSim installed following the instructions given on the page http://gazebosim.org/wiki/InstallDRC I run gazebo fom the terminal and the GUI opens but when i try to load the robot Atlas ...
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Lighting and Shadow Effect Problems

I'm trying to get rid of any shadow effects in Gazebo and DRCSim-1.3.1. I understand the sun causes most of the shadows and is explained here. When I uncheck "cast shadows" in the Scene, ...
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"Save As" does not seem to work as expected in DRC Sim

Using Save As through the gui of DRC Sim ver. 1.3.1 seems to save the objects in the world using their initial location and orientation. A deleted object will also reappear at its initial location and ...
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