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asked 2012-09-20 06:11:04 -0500

Arkapravo gravatar image

updated 2012-09-20 11:06:28 -0500

I guess gazebo is more often being used with ROS and as standalone, has anyone tried to use gazebo ( version 1.0 and above) with player ? I am cool using gazebo with ROS (Electric) and also as standalone but have never done well with the installation with player. Any first hand experience may be useful. Which version of player to use with gazebo (version 1.0 and above) ? Also, is it advisable to use gazebo with player as player has not been a very active project for nearly the last 2 years (last version release (3.0.2) was in July 2010) ?

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@nkoenig Yo ! I felt the same ! I will be using ROS - ROS is a big improvement on player.

Arkapravo gravatar imageArkapravo ( 2012-09-22 00:41:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-09-21 19:33:46 -0500

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There is limited support for Player within Gazebo. I believe it consists of position, camera, and laser plugins.

I haven't used Player in many years. But I think the latest version should work with Gazebo.

In short, I would recommend using ROS.

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answered 2013-03-11 15:55:37 -0500

Qubaish bhatti gravatar image

is wavefront and vhf drivers of player is applicable on gazebo or not ......??? it works with stage but not with gazebo ?? any suggestion thanks @nate

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Those drivers need to be implemented in Gazebo. Feel free to give it a shot. Most of the code is already in place.

nkoenig gravatar imagenkoenig ( 2013-03-17 17:50:02 -0500 )edit

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