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centralized place for all available gazebo plugins

asked 2014-01-30 20:21:39 -0500

nitin gravatar image

updated 2014-02-12 20:07:07 -0500

Dear Friends, Is there any centralized place where all Gazebo plugins can be searched? Most of models do not come with plugins! I am attempting to launch Pioneer3at from ROS but missing plugins is one of the issues.

thanks nitin

Edit 1: I am using gazebo 1.9 precompiled which come with Ubuntu, Error Error [SkidSteerDrivePlugin.cc:83] The <maxforce> element in the skid steer plugin is deprecated.Use <max_force>

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answered 2014-02-04 06:38:15 -0500

for a catkin workspace you can add the following to the export region of your package.xml of the package that launches gazebo:

<export>
  <gazebo_ros gazebo_plugin_path="${prefix}/lib"/>
</export>

for me this works fine and all of my plugins are found.

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thanks for reply but i do not where plugin are in my system. Are they even present or i need to download separately.

nitin gravatar imagenitin ( 2014-02-12 20:08:52 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-01-31 18:46:36 -0500

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The Pioneer3at model uses the SkidSteerPlugin, which is included with gazebo. I have the gazebo-current deb installed and I have the following files in my /usr folder:

$ find /usr | grep SkidSteer
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gazebo-2.2/plugins/libSkidSteerDrivePlugin.so
/usr/include/gazebo-2.2/gazebo/plugins/SkidSteerDrivePlugin.hh

You may not be able to find the plugins because they are not in a standard path location. There is a setup script for Gazebo that can help setup environment variables properly:

source /usr/share/gazebo/setup.sh

Can you provide console error messages if this doesn't help?

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Yes it did helped . i have updated the question. I will try to interface with ros using it.

nitin gravatar imagenitin ( 2014-02-12 20:08:06 -0500 )edit
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