Rotational error in robot model definition

asked 2020-04-28 11:05:29 -0500

Hello, I am using a clearpath robotics base named Jackal in the Gazebo simulator and am having troubles with the way the robot rotates in the simulator. The robot tends to rotate about a point forward to where it actually should, despite the motion appearing correctly in RViz. This causes massive rotational error while trying to use the simulated laser scanner for localization.

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I'm not entirely sure what I can change or look at in order to fix this issue as it seems that in order for RViz to display the rotation properly it probably isn't a URDF error...?

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