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Is it possible to simulate robots using magnetic wheels driving on a ferrous surface?

asked 2017-04-19 10:28:27 -0500

Bizarre_101 gravatar image

Hi all, I'm looking to use Gazebo to simulate a robot using magnetic wheels to drive vertically on ferrous material. Can anyone please give me some advice if this is possible to do within Gazebo and if so where I should start? I haven't had much luck and I'm pretty new to ROS and Gazebo. Thanks,

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answered 2017-04-19 16:46:46 -0500

eugene-katsevman gravatar image

I think you'll have to write a gazebo plugin, which will calculate and apply magnetic forces to wheels on every time step update.

Here are some links to start with:

http://gazebosim.org/tutorials/?tut=p...

http://osrf-distributions.s3.amazonaw... -- look for setForce method

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