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asked 2018-05-15 09:19:59 -0500

VansFannel gravatar image

I need to use Gazebo with ROS to do my academic exercises.

Reading the Tutorial: Using roslaunch to start Gazebo, world files and URDF models, on section, Creating your own Gazebo ROS Package, I've found this text:

"Everything concerning your robot's model and description is located, as per ROS standards, in a package named /MYROBOT_description ..."

I have tried to find those ROS standards but I don't know where they are.

Is there any standard to add a robot to a ROS package? Where can I find more information about it?

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answered 2018-05-15 10:47:51 -0500

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You could take a look at this tutorial series for guidance on how to use Gazebo with ROS:

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That is what I'm reading.

VansFannel gravatar imageVansFannel ( 2018-05-16 08:53:45 -0500 )edit

If your doubt is specifically about ROS standards, I recommend you ask at

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2018-05-16 11:48:16 -0500 )edit

ROS' wiki redirects me to Gazebo, this is why I'm asking here. Thanks.

VansFannel gravatar imageVansFannel ( 2018-05-16 12:03:51 -0500 )edit

I'm sorry that you're being bounced around. As far as I know, there isn't any documentation with recommendations regarding robot description packages. Your best bet would be to look at existing packages, such as [pr2_description](, [husky_description](, etc.

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2018-05-16 12:48:09 -0500 )edit

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