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How to add ignition msgs to ROS?

asked 2018-09-24 12:11:48 -0500

kumpakri gravatar image

updated 2018-09-24 12:12:21 -0500

I want to use gazebo plugins that use ignition messages in ROS project. I have installed libignition-msgs* libraries, but when I list all the types of messages in ROS with this command $ rosmsg list There is no ignition type of message.

How can I load the ignition-msgs into ROS?

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answered 2018-10-02 12:08:13 -0500

chapulina gravatar image

ROS uses its own message description; Ignition Messages is a separate format.

All ROS tools will only handle ROS messages, you'll need Ignition tools to use Ignition messages.

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There is a Gazebo plugin ContainPlugin that publishes those ignition messages to the topic /contain. Does that mean my ROS node won't be able to subscribe to those topics?

kumpakri gravatar imagekumpakri ( 2018-10-03 02:36:51 -0500 )edit

Correct. You can use an Ignition node to subscribe to the message and then convert it to ROS if necessary.

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2018-10-03 08:58:24 -0500 )edit

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