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So my assumption is the IK solution given by ur_driver is not precise.

ur_driver does not contain any functionality related to IK or FK.

FK is performed by robot_state_publisher based on the urdf.

IK is performed by whatever kinematics solver you have configured. That could be ur_kinematics, trac_ik, KDL or something else.

The urdf is most certainly not completely correct for your robot. That would be the one source of positional error. That is being addressed in ros-industrial/universal_robot#414.

Secondly: both URScript, MoveIt and the driver use different tolerances for when a motion is completed. It could well be that this also contributes here.

Finally, the differences you show appear to be in the micrometers range (ROS uses metres for distances):

        X        Y        Z
moveit: 0.33561 -0.13135  0.1815
movej:  0.33667 -0.13125  0.18217
----------------------------------
       -0.00106  0.0001  -0.00067

The repeatability of a UR5 is specced as +-0.1mm or 0.001m. Taking that into account the differences don't seem to be so egregious.

So my assumption is the IK solution given by ur_driver is not precise.

ur_driver does not contain any functionality related to IK or FK.

FK is performed by robot_state_publisher based on the urdf.

IK is performed by whatever kinematics solver you have configured. That could be ur_kinematics, trac_ik, KDL or something else.

The urdf is most certainly not completely correct for your robot. That would be the one source of positional error. That is being addressed in ros-industrial/universal_robot#414.

Secondly: both URScript, MoveIt and the driver use different tolerances for when a motion is completed. It could well be that this also contributes here.

Finally, the differences you show appear to be in the micrometers range (ROS uses metres for distances):

        X        Y        Z
moveit: 0.33561 -0.13135  0.1815
movej:  0.33667 -0.13125  0.18217
----------------------------------
       -0.00106  0.0001  -0.00067

The repeatability of a UR5 is specced as +-0.1mm or 0.001m. (datasheet). Taking that into account the differences don't seem to be so egregious.

So my assumption is the IK solution given by ur_driver is not precise.

ur_driver does not contain any functionality related to IK or FK.

FK is performed by robot_state_publisher based on the urdf.urdf, or the integrated version of that in MoveIt.

IK is performed by whatever kinematics solver you have configured. That could be ur_kinematics, trac_ik, KDL or something else.

The urdf is most certainly not completely correct for your robot. That would be the one source of positional error. That is being addressed in ros-industrial/universal_robot#414.

Secondly: both URScript, MoveIt and the driver use different tolerances for when a motion is completed. It could well be that this also contributes here.

Finally, the differences you show appear to be in the micrometers range (ROS uses metres for distances):

        X        Y        Z
moveit: 0.33561 -0.13135  0.1815
movej:  0.33667 -0.13125  0.18217
----------------------------------
       -0.00106  0.0001  -0.00067

The repeatability of a UR5 is specced as +-0.1mm or 0.001m (datasheet). Taking that into account the differences don't seem to be so egregious.

So my assumption is the IK solution given by ur_driver is not precise.

ur_driver does not contain any functionality related to IK or FK.

FK is performed by robot_state_publisher based on the urdf, or the integrated version of that in MoveIt.

IK is performed by whatever kinematics solver you have configured. That could be ur_kinematics, trac_ik, KDL or something else.

The urdf is most certainly not completely correct for your robot. That would be the one source of positional error. That is being addressed in ros-industrial/universal_robot#414.

Secondly: both URScript, MoveIt and the driver use different tolerances for when a motion is completed. It could well be that this also contributes here.

Finally, the differences you show appear to be in the micrometers range (ROS uses metres for distances):

        X        Y        Z
moveit: 0.33561 -0.13135  0.1815
movej:  0.33667 -0.13125  0.18217
----------------------------------
       -0.00106  0.0001  -0.00067

The repeatability of a UR5 is specced as +-0.1mm or 0.001m (datasheet). Taking that into account the differences don't seem to be so egregious.