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2017-03-31 11:55:32 -0500 commented question Contact Sensor/Force Torque Testing?

I am using ODE with <sor> = 1.4, <iters> = 30 and <type> = quick. Also I do not actually know that these are or what they means

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2017-03-30 18:08:42 -0500 asked a question Contact Sensor/Force Torque Testing?

I made a force torque that is fixed to the ground in gazebo 4 and ubuntu 14.04 and I am wondering if there is a way to test that it is giving me accurate information, namely the forces. I am attempting to get forces from my robot falling and impacting the ground and I am getting numbers that seem way out of a reasonable range. I am currently getting the info for the sensor from the gz topic echo and writing it to a txt file. I am concerned that maybe the update rate is not high enough to register the actual peak value in the short period of contact of the robot and the contact surface. Also the forces are very noisy and I do not know why. Any ideas?

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2017-03-06 17:00:36 -0500 commented answer Where is contact sensor plugin data going?

So i took a look at the ContacPlugin code and I see where it is supposed to be outputing the data but I again cannot find where it is going. I have tried opening a text file and outputing the data to the text file but it doesnt work and doesnt create a text file. Any ideas?

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2017-03-02 12:34:31 -0500 asked a question Where is contact sensor plugin data going?

I have created a contact sensor plug-in for gazebo as explained by the tutorials on the gazebo site. What I don't understand is how to access the data it collects. I would like to read the force data and put it into a text file to do some analysis on but I do not know how to access it. Any help?

I am using ubuntu indigo 14.04 and gazebo 4.04