Gazebo: Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttp://answers.gazebosim.org/questions/Open source question and answer forum for GazeboenCopyright Askbot, 2010-2011.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:03:47 -0600Is there a model for the Sphero robot from Orbotix, or something close?http://answers.gazebosim.org/question/12038/is-there-a-model-for-the-sphero-robot-from-orbotix-or-something-close/Hi, im trying to model a Sphero but im having some trouble because im new with ROS and GAZEBO, and i cant really a mobile spherical robot, in a stable way. I using ROS Jade, with Gazebo 6, and i was wonder if there is someone who could give some advice on how to do this.
I tried a sphere with 2 parallel wheels inside with no collisions, but all i got was a ball going forward and backward, then i tried to use one more wheel vertical to try to spin the sphere into changing direction but since this wheel follow the Sphere's body, i think its easy to understand that it doesn't work.
I have search for Sphero models but i cant find anything. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you for your attention,
Ricardo MartinsTue, 10 Nov 2015 09:32:24 -0600http://answers.gazebosim.org/question/12038/is-there-a-model-for-the-sphero-robot-from-orbotix-or-something-close/Answer by The Construct for <p>Hi, im trying to model a Sphero but im having some trouble because im new with ROS and GAZEBO, and i cant really a mobile spherical robot, in a stable way. I using ROS Jade, with Gazebo 6, and i was wonder if there is someone who could give some advice on how to do this. </p>
<p>I tried a sphere with 2 parallel wheels inside with no collisions, but all i got was a ball going forward and backward, then i tried to use one more wheel vertical to try to spin the sphere into changing direction but since this wheel follow the Sphere's body, i think its easy to understand that it doesn't work.
I have search for Sphero models but i cant find anything. Any help would be appreciated. </p>
<p>Thank you for your attention,
Ricardo Martins</p>
http://answers.gazebosim.org/question/12038/is-there-a-model-for-the-sphero-robot-from-orbotix-or-something-close/?answer=15565#post-id-15565Here you can find a simulation of Sphero for Gazebo 7 with ROS Indigo
http://www.theconstructsim.com/developing-for-spheroThu, 09 Mar 2017 13:03:47 -0600http://answers.gazebosim.org/question/12038/is-there-a-model-for-the-sphero-robot-from-orbotix-or-something-close/?answer=15565#post-id-15565