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ROS (Robot Operating System) is a free, open-source robot software framework developed by Willow Garage.

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Are both of C++ and Python necessary in ROS

I'm a newbie on ROS and I'm trying to figure out how ROS works so I'm installing ROS from source. I've found that most of ROS packages contains two kinds of codes: C++ and Python. For example, here ...
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Turtlebot3 Burger - XBOX360 Controller

I am using ROS on the Turtlebot3 and try to teleop the robot with an XBOX 360 controller without success. I'm already able to teleop the robot via keyboard. Setup: Ubuntu 16.04 ROS Kinetic What I'...
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Add image onto box in URDF file

I'm trying to display an image on top of a box in a .urdf file. How could I achieve this?
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Ackermann Motion Model Does not Drive in an Arc, but Turns on the Spot

Im trying to implement an ackermann motion model which estimates the x,y and theta for a robot I have. I have a gazebo simulation running which publishes a steering angle for the virtual tricycle ...
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DSO_ROS is not giving right coordinates after taking turn (left/right)

Hi all , i got stuck in a problem and really need your help. Goal: I want to move little Toy vehicle autonomously (localization and mapping) and want to get distance covered by vehicle using DSO in ...
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Ontology/marketplace of robotics components and integration environment (BPEL or CAD for robotics)?

It should be possible to take the formal description of robotics components (in form of ontology, formal API descriptions or other kind of formal specification of the capabilities and requirements of ...
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ROS: TurtleBot3 motors runs 60 seconds after message is seen in topic /cmd_vel

I am running ROS Kinetic, on a Turtlebot3 Burger with a Raspberry Pi3. The goal here is to remotely control the Turtlebot from another Raspberry Pi. The remote controller Pi sends movement ...
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Better way to use info. received from ROS subscriber nodes

I want to use information together received from the different ROS subscriber nodes. One way I think of is to make separate callback functions for each subscriber node and then receive messages from ...
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How can I access the cliff sensors on an iRobot Create 2 via ROS/ Python?

I have an iRobot Create 2 and am currently using the create_autonomy package. Currently, they have cliff sensors as a "planned" feature. I see in the documentation that there are 4 cliff sensors (...
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RViz: How to Visualize a Voxblox Mesh as a MarkerArray?

I am currently trying to run the test cow and lady dataset with Voxblox. The process appears to execute properly in the terminal, but I cannot view the mesh in RViz. When I try to add the topic <...
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Turtlebot 2 dimensions

I am trying to drive the differential drive kinematics of Turtlebot 2. However, I couldn't find the distance between 2 wheels on the datasheet. I'd appreciate if anyone could provide me this dimension....
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how to write a uav teleop code?

I'm currently working on a teleoperation code for crazyflie. I'm not using a joystick, but I'm using leapmotion and I'm trying to understand how they code for a joystick in order to implement the same ...
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SE3 composition operator gives unexpected results

Given Data and Algorithm I have a stream of SE3 poses supplied by a basic wheel encoder odometry through ROS message passing system. Odometry publishes data in traditional to ROS ENU coordinate frame ...
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Main not defined package python issue

My apologies but I've run out of ideas. I'm very new to python and stuck trying to execute the following code from this tutorial: ...
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list of robotics framework running over xenomai

Can anyone tell me the list of robotics framework or softwares which can run on xenomai patched kernal like orocos? I was learning orocos this days in normal gnulinux kernal, but after i patch xenomai ...
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Which Kinect to use for robotic arm pick and place application with object detection?

I am building a robotic arm for pick and place application. The robot is going to recognize several objects using the RGB feed from Kinect (will use a model such as YOLOv2 for object detection, ...
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Required library XENOMAI NOT FOUND

I am following this tutorial to install orocos in my system with ubuntu 16.06, xenomai 3.0.5. But i'm getting error: ...
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Kalman filter for slow ground vehicle with RTK

I have been using dual RTK receivers for my tractor projects. This gives me reliable position, heading, and tilt at low rates (10 Hz). I recently began working with an INS (an Advanced Navigation ...
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Adding ROS to Raspberry Pi car and teleoperation

I just completed a Raspberry Pi car setup shown in the image below. With my car now assembled, I can run a simple Python script put the necessary GPIO pins HIGH or LOW and moves the car around ...
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PixHawk I/II not working in 'Rover' mode (firmware issue?)… HELP!

We are working in a new agricultural rover, and we opted for PixHaw-II+ROS+MavLink platform as a good control alternative. However, our project is stuck as the PixHawk seems to work only when it is ...
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rtt-exercise building error-orocos-toolchain

I am using ros kinetic in ubuntu 16.04. My first error is: ...
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ROS Gazebo Odometry Issue

I am setting up a Gazebo model for use with the navigation stack. I have been reading the Navigation Tuning Guide and am confused about the lidar data in the odom frame. I would think that the tuning ...
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Is a virtual machine with ros-kinetic available anywhere?

I want to learn ros-kinetic from a virtual machine. I found that ros-indigo is available from nootrix; similarly, is there a ...
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install ROS on ubuntu 17

which distribution of ROS should I install on Ubuntu 17 I have searched in ros distributions wiki but couldn't find any specification and I also found that ROS Kinetic Kame is not suitable for ubuntu ...
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Error during mavros Multi-Vehicle Simulation with px4 in Gazebo | Invalid <param> tag

I followed the instruction as mentioned here. Everything worked fine but at last stage when I try to run:- roslaunch px4 multi_uav_mavros_sitl.launch I get ...
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Publisher and subscriber

Can anyone please explain what is a publisher and a subscriber when we talk about ROS? Where is which of them installed and what do they do? Any simple example is appreciated.
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Invoking “cmake” failed

I am unable to solve this problem. I tried to run catkin_make command in catkin_ws directory ...
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Mujoco and MoveIt!

I want to implement deep reinforcement learning using a UR5 robot. A little research told me nowadays researchers are using openAI gym, Mujoco, rllab as their frameworks. The thing is, I want to train ...
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Installing ROS in a conda environment

I'm planning to setup ROS and it's dependencies in a conda environment (similar to virtualenv). I've read a few posts where they state it's not going to be simple. Did any of you guys do it ? If you ...
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ROS PCL: Help with Moving Least Squares filter

I'm trying to implement a simple ROS node to perform Moving Least Squares filtering on a sensor_msgs/PointCloud2 topic. I'm following this PCL tutorial, which uses ...
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Real time implementation of EtherCAT master with ros_control

I want to control a motor using EtherCAT protocol. 1. I used IgH ethercat master to control motor in hard real time (1 kHz). 2. Later I want to integrate this in ros_control with hard real-time ...
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This script require root privileges! | what is going on ?

I run the following command to install GeographicLib datasets for mavros inside the catkin_ws directory (catkin workspace). ...
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roslaunch mavros px4.launch not working properly

when I run roslaunch mavros px4.launch command process start and shut down. ...
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Error during turtlebot launch in ROS

When I run roslaunch turtlebot_gazebo turtlebot_world.launch I am getting this error:- ...
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how do i select light-weight 6dof robot?

I plan to do some scientific research, after modeling and path planning for the robot, The algorithm outputs the Joint control torque(or Joint variable), and then i want to input this result to the ...
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rospack Error: package 'script' not found

I am trying to run rosrun script forward.py but it gives me an error saying [rospack] Error: package 'script' not found In my ...
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Using ROS to control a CMM (Coordinate Measuring machine)

i'm a senior, i really desperate to find answers here. i am building a robotic arm with bunch of low-cost sensors , motors and other actuators. i'm using PI 3 as my Microcontroller. I need helping to ...
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catkin_make unable to build and throws “Makefile:138: recipe for target 'all' failed make: *** [all] Error 2 Invoking ”make -j4 -l4“ failed”

I have been trying to build my ROS workspace using catkin_make, where i have cloned a repo/PACKAGE. I tried many of the things mentioned in previous answers to questions similar to my issue but ...
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Is there any ROS community effort bases on golang?

I recently read a Go language(Golang) book and feel that this language is what I like. I like C and Python, C can do the low level and basic jobs well. This language is also designed lovely. Also ...
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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: ...
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how to sync the timer in control system with ROS?

To simulate a system, a global timer will be set and all submodules will be synchronized with that timer to work together. such as PID controller, kalman filter, PWM module etc. How do you sync the ...
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Error starting image_view video_recorder using launch file

To record .avi video, I am using video_recorder for the image_view package. I want to do this through the launch file. Here is the how I put it in there ...
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Nuc, custom pc or raspberry pi?

For our Minor “Robotics and Vision” we need to use ROS to create a system that can navigate to and from a coffee machine. The available hardware consists of a robotic platform from "Dr Robot", and a ...
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Interfacing multiple ethernet sensors on ROS system (single ethernet port) [closed]

My system consists of the following: A PC with a single ethernet port and other USB ports, a robot mobile base, a SICK LMS lidar with ethernet cable, a Velodyne sensor with Ethernet cable. The robot ...
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Introduction to AI Robotics book: robot implementation, with ROS?

I'm reading the book Introduction to AI Robotics By Robin R. Murphy and it the first character said, more or less, that after chapter 5 I will be able to design and implement my own robots, either in ...
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Why do we need ROS?

I'm a beginner in robotics and I'm planning to do a basic navigation problem for differential drive robot. I know the concept involved and can code it in the arduino but I came to know about ROS and ...
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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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ROS for an autonomous boat

As part of an internship I was asked to design and develop the core control system for an autonomous small-scale (2m length) solar vessel to be able to sail around the Baltic Sea. The boat should be ...
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Controls Project, Inverted Pendulum. Design issues

I am developing an inverted pendulum that uses a differential drive robot as base. The goal is to create a benchmark to practice my control using ROS, so I can implement what I learn on the Modern ...
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ROS + SLAM + kinect. which platform to use?

I am doing a project where I've robot which will be using kinect + ROS for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. Which board should I use? I've heard that Raspberry pi , beaglebone are not sufficient....

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