Questions tagged [gazebo]

gazebo is a simulator makes it possible to rapidly test algorithms, design robots, perform regression testing, and train AI system using realistic scenarios.

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Running ROS, Gazebo and RViz on Macbook

I have recently started learning robotics. Being at uni, I had access to Linux PCs where I could easily run ROS and Gazebo. However, due to the current pandemic and closure of universities, I now have ...
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Corrupted Robot Model in Gazebo

I'm trying to run multiple instances (18 instances) of gazebo in parallel processes on my system to do reinforcement learning. However i'm running into an issue where the robot model in some of the ...
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Designing own robot for Gazebo simulation?

For my project I am trying to model and control a quadrotor with actuating arms. As I don't have a physical model with me, I want to simulate and control the robot using ROS and Gazebo. At the ...
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Getting started with motion planning

I have recently finished the coursera Motion Planning course and I am looking for a project to do, using ROS, OpenRave, Gazebo and similar tools. My project would be in the area of motion planning for ...
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Am I checking for a white pixel correctly?

I am currently going through all the pixels in an image to determine what is a white pixel. I then have to decide where to drive the bot. I am also using sensor_msgs/Image.msg that I get from the <...
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How to remove 'insert' paths in gazebo UI

I added some paths for model insertion in the gazebo UI. I have since move the projects elsewhere or deleted some of the models but can't seem to figure out how to delete the paths showing up under ...
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How to solve action client not connected?

Does anyone know how to solve error action client not connected? The error text is: ...
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ROS/Gazebo: URDF Error: No valid hardware interface element found in joint

I am fairly new to ROS and Gazebo. I have posted this question on the ROS/Gazebo forums, but they appear to be dead. I am using ros-kinetic and gazebo7.3 on Ubuntu 16.04. I have been following this ...
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Waiting for the r_gripper_sensor_controller/gripper_action action server to come up

I started to use ROS hydro (Robot Operating System) and roscpp. I tested some examples to move the gripper of pr2 in Gazebo (especially the code in : http://wiki.ros.org/pr2_gripper_sensor_action/...
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Gazebo laser plug-in fails to publish scan results

I have added hokuyo laser plug-in to mu urdf file. I successfully launched the robot in gazebo and done required changes to visualize it in rviz. I didn't get any error but the laser scan results are ...
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Gazebo or SimMechanics

I'm now considering to choose Gazebo or SimMechanics for simulating my quadruped robot. I set some standards for the simulation: Support Real-time application with ROS Simulate contact impact well(...
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Modifying Turtlebot3 to include different camera

I'm new to robotics in ROS. I've been learning about ROS and Gazebo using turtlebot (not turtlebot3 actually) on the platform The Construct. I would now like to incorporate turtlebot3 into my project. ...
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How to connect to a kinova gen3 arm in gazebo through MATLAB and ROS?

I want to simulate a kinova gen3 arm in Gazebo through MATLAB and ROS. I am using a windows laptop which is running MATLAB natively, and I am running ROS and Gazebo via a virtual machine. I have ...
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How to setup ROS and it's GUI tools in local server and connect to local macbook

I recently started learning ROS and I am having Macbook (MacOS Catalina) which is not ideal for running ROS. So, I decided to install ROS in my local home ubuntu 20.04 desktop server and connect it to ...
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Setting up a workstation for Baxter

I am trying to setup a workstation for Baxter to simulate Baxter in Gazebo. I am using this tutorial: https://sdk.rethinkrobotics.com/wiki/Workstation_Setup, but I am stuck on this step: Edit the '...
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Docker on WSL2: ROS gazebo in “docker-compose”: demo “test talker” needed as the input of the standard RViz listener

Taking the image and the X server setting that you get from Docker on WSL2: how to test whether ROS gazebo can connect to already working X server (using its X11 window on Windows)?, I was curious how ...
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Robot doesn't load properly in Gazebo when inertia values are small

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Why can't the Controll Spawner find the expected control_manager ROS interface in a docker container?

I'm using ros-melodic in a docker container based on the osrf/ros:melodic-desktop-full image. What my docker file does: My Dockerfile installs the jackal's robot ...
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Why do inverse directions give correct movement?

I am currently working on driving a bot based on the location of a white ball and I find that giving it negative angular movement moves it to the left rather than the right. Here's a code snippet for ...
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Syntax highlighting for source code of urdf & sdf (xml-based) files on Github

Note: I posted this on stack overflow but couldn't get an answer. I am trying it here. I have files that are in urdf [Unified Robot Description Format] for ...
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Unable to find my robot with an error

This question and the docs pointed me to $GAZEBO_MODEL_PATH as being the environment variable to change to include models in a gazebo world. However, I am getting ...
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Gazebo GUI doesn't show up

I tried Gazebo 9 and 10 on Ubuntu 18.04 MATE and it quits in a few seconds without showing Gazebo GUI. I'm running it on 32-bit Intel CPU with 950 Graphics chipset (pretty old). Here is what I see in ...
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Robot moves sideways in RVIZ ROS

I'm using robot_localization to fuse odom, imu and gps data on a husky robot. After fusion, the robot now moves forward in gazebo but sideways in rviz. I found this question. But the suggested ...
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Gazebo: SetPosition() function in the Joint class doesn't set the joint position and returns false sometimes

I am trying to initialize the positions of my robot using Gazebo Plugins. SetPosition() function of the Joint class is supposed ...
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Robot rolls and rotates with different parameters

I am currently trying to build a robot with ackermann steering. As an example I found https://github.com/trainman419/ackermann_vehicle-1 for this robot. It works pretty well with the set parameters ...
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Looking for a model in a gazebo

I have a small world file, say ...
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Gazebo - Unable to load SensorPlugin

I want to write a Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) SensorPlugin for gazebo, but gazebo fails to load the plugin. My DvlPlugin.cpp looks like this ...
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Cmake Error While Buliding Pixhawk simulator

I am trying to run "px4 SITL simulation" using gazebo7 on my machine with "UBUNTU-14.04 LTS" using these commands: ...