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Why URDF is preferred for ROS and SDF is preferred for Gazebo ? What is the full detail reasoning behind it?

I have 2 models one in URDF and another in SDF. I want to combine them together. While doing so, I was reading about these 2 formats and I want to know the main difference between these 2 based on ...
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Possibility of Co-simulation between Ignition Gazebo and Matlab/Simulink?

I would like to know this Co-simulation (Sending and reading commands from Simulink and the model is present in Ignition Gazebo) possiblity between Matlab/Simulink and new Ignition Gazebo. If anyone ...
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Alternatives to Gazebo Fortress (Building Editor) Feature?

I've recently transitioned to using Gazebo Fortress and noticed that it lacks a built-in building editor feature, which was a beneficial tool in Gazebo Classic. This editor was essential for creating ...
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ROS Groovy vs. Gazebo

Hi all, is it possible to switch from Gazebo version which comes with Groovy (1.5) to the latest one installed from deb repo according to instructions on gazebosim.org? I mean switch in a way that I ...
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Error while using Gazebo in groovy

I'm new to ROS and my system is Ubantu 12.10 with Groovy Installed in it Followed Steps from www.ros.org/wiki/simulator_gazebo/Tutorials/StartingGazebo Then ...
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Errors starting hector gazebo imu

Hello all, I migrated from electric to fuerte and when I start my custom robot in gazebo I get the following errors. I am using the hector gazebo imu. I could not find (grep) where these errors are ...
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problem updating simulator_gazebo1.7.6 in a overlay

Hello, i'm trying to update my simulator gazebo to fix the contact sensors problem, i'am working with ubuntu 12.04 and ROS fuerte, i'm following the Overlay_intallation, but when i try to update the ...
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Publishing rate of gazebo sensor plugins broken on fuerte?

Hi everyone, it looks to me like the publish rate of sensors in the currently installed gazebo version from .debs (1.4.15-s1338549736~oneiric) is broken. For instance, if I start the hector quadrotor ...
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Gazebo initial view of world - my rendering:gui fltk tag is not working

Ubuntu 12.04 Fuerte Gazebo 1.0.2 Hi The following posts describe how to set the initial distance/orientation of the static camera view when your Gazebo .world file loads: http://answers.ros.org/...
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No robot hardware, How to study ROS?

I have not robot hardware, how to study ROS? how to debug appliction? Originally posted by hjh2008 on ROS Answers with karma: 1 on 2012-07-12 Post score: 2
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Robot "Headlights" in Gazebo

Is it possible to include headlights (or any type of mounted lighting fixture) on your robot model in Gazebo? Originally posted by DimitriProsser on ROS Answers with karma: 11163 on 2012-05-10 Post ...
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Gazebo own Materials Path

Hi there!! I am beginning working with gazebo and Ros-Fuerte. I created a package with this comand: roscreate-pkg gazebo_tutorials std_msgs rospy roscpp gazebo In the Directory I insert this other ...
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Fuerte - no transformations published when using spawn_model

Hello fellow ROSers, I've recently tried upgrading from Electric to Fuete but I'm getting errors relating to publishing of the transforms after I spawn a model. I started out with the simple spawning ...
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position control of uav

Hi guys , i would like to create a node for position control. It should get current position values and the target position values . For control i want to use a common PID Control for each coordinate....
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Simulating a thermal camera in gazebo

How can thermal cams be simulated in gazebo? It looks like in principle, gazebo has (or had) support for a fiducial interface that would allow to write out information about objects regardless of ...
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Simulated Kinect in gazebo with realistic error model

Has anyone extended the gazebo_ros_openni_kinect plugin to deliver noisy data that is closer to reality than the current "perfect" point clouds the plugin provides? I know that adding this ...
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How to simulate food items in gazebo

We need to work on project which involves PR2 to pickup food items from a container[bowl] using a fork/spoon. But since we are very new to ROS/Gazebo, we are not sure about which type of food we can ...
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Unable to run gazebo 1.0.0 RC2

Hi there, I have just installed Ubuntu and ROS and gazebo-1.0.0-RC2 but when I run the gzserver command this is what I get: ...
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Best Practice: URDF descriptions, real robots, gazebo plugins and dependencies

Most complex URDF models use quite a few gazebo plugins. This often means that a dependency to "gazebo_plugins" (or other plugins) exists in the manifest.xml, which in turn means the ...
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calling service from c++ code. /gazebo/set_model_state

hi, i want to call the service /gazebo/set_model_state from gazebo package. I can do it by command-console: ...
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Smooth Shading for environments in gazebo

Is it possible to activate smooth shading for parts of the world in gazebo? For natural environments like rolling hills, smooth shading (e.g. gouraud) looks a lot better than the default flat shading. ...
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Activating shading for a .stl based environment in gazebo

I built a simple rolling landscape terrain using the sculpt tool in Blender and exported this as STL. Using the terrain in a launch file works ok, but I can't figure out how to activate proper shading ...
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How to change Gazebo GUI focal length/FOV

Is it possible to change the focal length/field of view of the camera used to render the Gazebo GUI? The default focal length looks really short, which has the tragic effect of making my planning ...
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barometer sensor in gazebo

hi all,i need a modell of a barometer sensor in gazebo. is there any plugin ,i can use? how can i modell a barometric sensor? i need this for controlling the hight position of my quadrotor in gazebo. ...
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Setting near/far clip planes in gazebo visualization

Using gazebo, I often get noticable artifacts which I strongly suspect to be related to Z-Fighting due to the far clip plane being unnecessary far away (or the near clip plane being close). How can I ...
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Applying wrench to object and update rate of gazebo_ros_force plugin

I'm currently working on getting a simulated quadrotor to work by applying a wrench to it using the gazebo_ros_force plugin. It appears that the required force to lift the UAV is antiproportional to ...
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Simulating a custom robot going up a ramp in Gazebo

Hi all, I tried to simulate a custom 4-wheel robot model (URDF) going up a ramp in gazebo but it cannot do so. It can navigate on the ground plane using a custom base controller but when it tries to ...
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moving a box in the air with gazebo

hi all, i want to move a simple box in the space, with gazebo. i launched a simple world and a simple box not affected by gravity. I want to move the box in the three dimensions. how can i do it? by ...
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Sensor Camera on Gazebo: Could not find parameter robot_description on parameter server

hi all, i'm trying to create a sensor camera on gazebo, but i have this message on the terminal when i run the launch file: ...
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Ros Gazebo development

Hi, I would like to modify the core Gazebo that comes with ROS, specifically Simulator.cc (under the server folder), it seems that a tarred version of the of gazebo is downloaded from the repository ...
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Is there a list of free available robot models for gazebo?

Hi, I wanted to know if there is a list of free available robots to play with in gazebo; such as turtlebot, PR2, erratic-robot? Maybe there are some models for the Pioneer, Care-O-bot, Roomba, ...
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first flight starmac-ros-pkg and gazebo simulation

hi, i'm following the tutorial for the first flight using starmac-ros-pkg. What can i do for launch the simulation and control the quadrotor from keyboard? after that, i need also to simulate the ...
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How to create a diff file from gazebo development version

Hi everyone! I downloaded the gazebo development version and I'm working on it. How can I create a diff file of all gazebo package (including the sourcecode) to see my changes and easily make a patch??...
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piloting an UAV model in Gazebo

hi all, I need to pilot ah UAV model in gazebo simulation. I used tha asctec_driver stack for making my UAV model with some adjustmet on it (pelican model in gazebo). Now, i want that this UAV can fly....
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How can i simulate an UAV on Gazebo?

hi all! I need to create an UAV model for Gazebo, a Quadrotor. I need to control it also, by keyboard. What can i do? There is some package that allow to do that? Creating the model it's not so hard, ...
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using camera sensor in gazebo simulation

hi all, how can i use the camera sensor? I configurated my camera in the urdf file, now i need to see what the camera see. could you suggest me same examples or documentation? thanks in advance. ...
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making *.world file in gazebo package

hi all,how can i do to make a .world file? i read all existing .world file, but i need something else for learning that. thanks in advance. Originally posted by Maurizio88 on ROS Answers with karma: ...
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Model State in Gazebo

I am trying to use '/gazebo/Model_states' topic to get the model states. shouldn't the include be like #include gazebo_msgs/ModelStates.h and callback function be ...
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Fedora 15 / Electric / Build Issues / Gazebo

Hi all I just installed an Electric desktop-full as per the instructions on an x86_64 Fedora 15 installation. ROS seems to have installed fine. However, whenever I attempt a rosmake simulator_gazebo, ...
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can multiple instances of gazebo and/or roscore run in parallel

Hi, I have a project I am working on that would be incredibly helpful if I could run multiple instances of gazebo or multiple roscore simultaneously. Multiple gazebos would be ideal but if I could run ...
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rosmake --pre-clean without svn update

Hi, I was working with "simulator_gazebo" developers version adding some sensors, now that i'm done and want to integrate my package into my repository, it should be easy but it isn't! The ...
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irBeams inside IRSensor

I'm working with gazebo simulator, in the IRSensor.hh file (in gazebo/build/gazebo/server/sensors/ir/IRSensor.hh) is declared ...
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Gazebo headless crashes when starting pr2.launch

Hi all, I am just trying to work out "pr2_mechanism/Tutorials/Running a realtime joint controller". But Gazebo crashes when tried launching pr2. So I ran gazebo headless and it still crashes....
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how to make a joint rotate a specified angle

Hello,everyone! I am a novice in gazebo. I want to simulate my robot arm in gazebo. Here is part of my urdf file. ...
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openni kinect gazebo no depth data

Hello I'm trying to use the simulated kinect in gazebo, I just copy pasted the gazebo kinect snippet used in turtlebot and adapted it to my needs. the topic /camera/image_raw is publishing and I can ...
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Cannot start gazebo?

I have downloaded the code using source /opt/ros/diamondback/setup.bash sudo apt-get install python-setuptools sudo easy_install rosinstall mkdir -p ~/ros-gazebo/workspace rosinstall ~/ros-gazebo /...
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Why import my own robot model goes to mess?

I want to create my own robot model and simulate that with C or C++ code through gazebo. First I create my own robot model by Solidwork software and export the model to xml and STl files by using the ...
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Two difference implementations of IRSensor code?

Hi everyone, I was working with IRSensor and i found out that there are two different implementations of the IRSensors. The IRSensor available in diamondback, most of the part is commented out while ...
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Implementation of header files?

Hi everyone, I was searching for the implementation of header files like MultiRayShape.hh, RaySensor.hh, but i didn't found it in any folder, do anyone have any idea where these files are implemented. ...
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Simulating a track driven robot

I'm trying simulate the movement of a robot with a rubber track similar to iRobot's LANdroid. Ideally I would like to represent the robot with URDF and use Gazebo as the simulation environment. I am ...
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