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2015-10-31 12:30:51 -0600 marked best answer ROS.org Instructions

Quoting from this page,

 ROS Users: Only install Gazebo from here, and only follow tutorials from this website. Never use the instructions on ros.org.

Wouldn't it make sense to update the instructions on ros.org as well as on this site?

2015-10-31 12:30:33 -0600 marked best answer Where is sdformat.org?

As linked from bitbucket, the documentation for sdformat is at http://sdformat.org, but that website seems down or non-existent. Is there another site to use?

2015-10-31 12:30:26 -0600 marked best answer Set Odometry and SetModelState

For repeated tests, I want to move my robot back to (0,0). I've been using SetModelState, but that does not reset the odometry. Is there a way to reset the odometry easily?

I found LAYER_POSITION2D_REQ_SET_ODOM here but it's unclear how to use it from ROS.

Edit: I'm using the basic PR2 setup in conjunction with ROS. I create an empty world and spawn a PR2 in it. The /base_odometry/odom topic is published by the /gazebo node.

2015-10-31 12:11:58 -0600 marked best answer ROS and Gazebo: Documentation Soon?

Cross-post from here

Now that ROS and Gazebo are both under the umbrella of OSRF, when will we be getting updates to the ROS.org documentation of gazebo?

The Gazebo website says "Only install Gazebo from here, and only follow tutorials from this website. Documentation on ros.org for Gazebo is old and not actively maintained." but doesn't provide any basic tutorials like how to subscribe to a message Gazebo generates in ROS. (There are Tutorials for making plugins, but not for basic usage)

It doesn't seem like it helps the community at all to have such a fractured approach to documentation.

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2014-08-14 08:40:55 -0600 commented answer Publishing JointStates in ROS with Gazebo

This looks promising, because I have a URDF, but it wasn't under the default robot_description parameter.

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2014-08-14 08:37:41 -0600 commented answer Publishing JointStates in ROS with Gazebo

Yes, I include that info in the parameter server. The problem is it doesn't publish any joints.

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2014-08-13 10:33:51 -0600 commented answer Publishing JointStates in ROS with Gazebo

As per my edit, I am using gazebo_ros_control, and am starting the plugin using controller_manager.

2014-08-13 10:27:03 -0600 commented question Publishing JointStates in ROS with Gazebo

Yes, see edit.

2014-08-11 17:13:13 -0600 asked a question Publishing JointStates in ROS with Gazebo

I am loading a SDF into Gazebo using the gazebo_ros/spawn_model. I am loading a joint_state_controller through the controller_manager and its even publishing a joint_state message. However, there are no joints listed in the joint_state message despite it containing multiple not-fixed joints.

Any ideas how to make the joint_state message include the proper joints?

Edit:

SDF Snippet:

<plugin name="gazebo_ros_control" filename="libgazebo_ros_control.so">
  <robotNamespace>valve</robotNamespace>
</plugin>
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2014-02-09 15:48:49 -0600 commented answer Giant Log File Of Doooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

Thanks! I appreciate the fix.

2014-02-07 17:41:35 -0600 asked a question Giant Log File Of Doooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

So after running repeated simulations, I end up with the file .gazebo/gzserver.log filling up all the hard drive space on my machine, mostly with the message

[1391718435 38765969] ODE body for link [body] does not exist, GetWorldLinearVel returns default of 0 0 0
[1391718435 38772755] ODE body for link [body] does not exist, GetWorldAngularVel returns default of 0 0 0

repeated over and over and over for 145GB. How can I get it to stop?

Gazebo multi-robot simulator, version 1.9.0

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2013-12-31 14:56:49 -0600 commented question How do I catkin-depend on the SDFormat library?

Specifically, I'm trying to get a package that uses the SDFormat library to build on the ROS build farm.

2013-12-28 09:51:48 -0600 asked a question How do I catkin-depend on the SDFormat library?

I have a ROS-hydro catkinized package that depends on SDFormat library, but can't figure out how to get it to link properly to the SDFormat library.

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2013-10-02 13:47:39 -0600 commented question Where is sdformat.org?

It's Nate's commit, apparently.

2013-10-01 02:58:22 -0600 marked best answer Animated human characters in Gazebo