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2019-05-19 05:21:43 -0500 commented answer What is the future of Gazebo on a sans-OpenGL macOS?

Thank you so much! Good to know that this is already on your plate. Will make sure to check back on that issue before up

2019-05-19 05:21:26 -0500 marked best answer What is the future of Gazebo on a sans-OpenGL macOS?

Since Apple deprecated OpenGL and OpenCL for the current OS already, it is not unlikely that the next version will remove support for these technologies altogether. Apple wants developers to use Metal.

My question is if there is a way forward for Gazebo if this becomes a reality. Is there e.g. a way to make use of Metal or keep using a OpenGL version that is implemented in user land and/or has an abstraction layer on top of metal? I think it is important to know for people who rely on macOS and think about working with Gazebo/Ignition in the future.

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2019-05-17 04:00:05 -0500 asked a question What is the future of Gazebo on a sans-OpenGL macOS?

What is the future of Gazebo on a sans-OpenGL macOS? Since Apple deprecated OpenGL and OpenCL for the current OS already

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2018-07-27 06:07:51 -0500 marked best answer Using Gazebo without ROS?

Hi I have a question. After going through the documentation of Gazebo I am a little frustrated. I really like the sim in ROS but for my current project I can not use ROS.

What I want to do is: Visualize a real robot in a 3D visualization together with additional stuff (like a "ghost" robot showing the goal config, little spheres indicating goal position, frames, etc). So basically I want a lightweight RViz without using ROS.

The documentation links back to ROS all the time so I don't really know if I can use Gazebo.

My questions now are:

  1. Can I simply load urdfs into the simulator (like with pybullet)? 1a. If I can only load SPFs, is there a conversion tool? (Somehow when Gazebo is used in ROS, there are also only URDFs/Urdf-macros used.)
  2. Can I update robot joints continously in a program without ROS (and how?)
  3. Can I disable all collision detection (basically the actual phys. simulation), so I can spawn robots into each other and don't have delayed actuation due to inertia?

Any help would be much appreciated. I think Gazebo should be able to do everything I want, I just don't know how to get there.

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2018-07-26 01:59:23 -0500 commented answer Using Gazebo without ROS?

Thanks so far, I will look into all the provided links when I have found time. Very thorough answer!

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2018-07-24 10:24:42 -0500 asked a question Using Gazebo without ROS?

Using Gazebo without ROS? Hi I have a question. After going through the documentation of Gazebo I am a little frustrated