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Friction parameters (mu1 and mu2) in gazebo-reference tag - Wrong description in tutorial?

asked 2019-04-16 07:19:45 -0500

steradiant gravatar image

Hello, I'm playing around with some simple gripping actions in Gazebo-7. At the beginning, I always had the problem, that the object to grip always slipped out of my gripper. After some time I just increased the <mu1> and <mu2> parameters in the gazebo-referenc tag (to approx 10). I'm now wondering about the meaning of these parameters. The description in the Gazebo Tutorial says: "Friction coefficients μ for the principal contact directions along the contact surface as defined by the Open Dynamics Engine (ODE) (see parameter descriptions in ODE's user guide)". Section 7.3.7. of the ODE guide, tells the same but section 3.11. tells something about "Friction Approximatin" where the parameters seem to be forces rather than friction coefficients. This section also tells, that there are two approximation models to choose. So the question popped up for me, which one is used in Gazebo-7?

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answered 2019-04-16 10:24:48 -0500

ASTRE gravatar image

Hi steradiant,

It's a really good coincidence that you are asking this question at this time. I just posted a post about gripping and how my object slips out of the gripper fingers when i try to move it. Is it just by increasing <mu1> and <mu2> to 10 that you where able to make the object stick the gripper fingers ?I tested with these values without luck. Can you please take a look to my question here (take a look to the video) ?

Thank you.

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