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Very weird behaviour destroys my robot and makes it fly around

asked 2015-04-30 04:14:41 -0600

mehdi gravatar image

I generated an sdf from a urdf for robot (urdf fully functional while using the real robot) Can somebody give me some hints about what might be the cause of this weird behaviour?

If you need to understand what the robot exactly is you can watch this video

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answered 2015-05-12 06:47:06 -0600

mehdi gravatar image

Apparently something was wrong with internal collisions. I had a script that automatically transformed urdf to sdf but I guess it didn't work that good. I am now loading urdf directly to Gazebo and it seems that the problem is solved.

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Was the script the official urdf -> sdf generator?

AReimann gravatar imageAReimann ( 2015-05-14 03:18:49 -0600 )edit

@Alex No it was a script my colleague wrote for another simple robot but it turned out it didn't work very well causing a lot of internal collisions. Spawning a robot directly from an URDF was also simpler with Gazebo.

mehdi gravatar imagemehdi ( 2015-05-15 13:46:49 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-05-02 01:23:00 -0600

scpeters gravatar image

Maybe you can try some of the different visualization options (Collision, Inertia, Joints, Contacts) to give more clues about what might be wrong?

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