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pointer to joint_state doest works

asked 2016-09-07 07:30:57 -0500

updated 2016-09-07 09:32:32 -0500

I was trying to use the joint_state class of gazebo API, but when i try to declare it as physics::JointStatePtr jointstatep; It shows:

 error: ‘JointStatePtr’ in namespace ‘gazebo::physics’ does not name a type
     private: physics::JointStatePtr js;
 error: ‘class gazebo::VelodynePlugin’ has no member named ‘JointPointer()’

How do i use the JointPointer state class, to read the joint states of any joint. I tried this one but doesn't works:

public: void SetVelocity(const double &_vel)
  // Set the joint's target velocity
      this->joint->GetScopedName(), _vel,0);

private: physics::JointState_M js;
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answered 2016-09-07 09:19:38 -0500

nkoenig gravatar image

What version of Gazebo are you using? I don't think there is a JointStatePtr type.

I assume you followed the Velodyne tutorial. If this is true, then the VelodynePlugin does not have aJointPointer function.

Can you provide more information about what you are trying to accomplish. More code snippets will help as well.

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i am using gazebo 7.23 with ros indigo, i also tried JointState_M, but no use. I am trying to understand the gazebo API this days, since i am working with API's first time i've few problems, although i am cs student i cant grab those things, for s/w dev purpose. I just want to access the JointState class functions, somehow.

hari1234 gravatar imagehari1234 ( 2016-09-07 09:23:20 -0500 )edit

Here is the gazebo API docs: The `JointState` class is only used for state logging and playback log files. If you are looking for instantaneous joint information, you should use the functions provided in the `Joint` class.

nkoenig gravatar imagenkoenig ( 2016-09-07 09:31:51 -0500 )edit
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