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Unable to call parseURDF on robot model

asked 2016-10-31 23:44:02 -0500

balewski gravatar image


I'm new to gazebo. Just installed whole software on Ubuntu14 with this one-line command curl -ssL http://get.gazebosim.org | sh

Gazebo starts fine, I was able to create a model consisting of 1 cylinder and save it as:

balewski@ubuntu:~$ ll model_editor_models/Untitled/

-rw-rw-r-- 1 balewski balewski 237 Oct 31 21:30 model.config

-rw-rw-r-- 1 balewski balewski 2947 Oct 31 21:30 model.sdf

But when I try to load it next time with this command as see the error as below and the cylinder is not showing up.

$ gazebo model_editor_models/Untitled/model.config

Error [parser_urdf.cc:3423] Unable to call parseURDF on robot model

Error [parser.cc:309] parse as old deprecated model file failed.

Can you please advise me how to save/read-in my model or what software I am missing?



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answered 2016-11-02 10:53:37 -0500

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The model.config file contains only meta information about a model.

You must specify a world (not a model) SDF file on the command line, or just call gazebo.

You can load models via the GUI, or include your models in the world SDF file.

Take a look at our tutorials.

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