Does SDF format not working with ROS ?

asked 2017-11-18 11:36:31 -0600

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Hello

I m at the beginning of simulation a robot. So Before start I made some research for start point. The biggest contradiction that I face up is: Should I start my design with SDF of URFD format. ( I want to use my design in Gazebo, rviz and ROS )

As I read from this article : SDF is a complete description for everything from the world level down to the robot level. And it has also some more advantages like easy adding and modify elements.

As I read from this article : it is described that difference between SDF & URFD is ; URDF works with the rest of the Robot Operating System (ROS) and SDF really only works with Gazebo.

So again the question on that point : -Does ROS(also rviz) not support the SDF format. Means also; SDF format is just for Gazebo simulation? (not compatible with ROS )

Thanks

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