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dynamixel_motor with catkin

asked 2013-11-13 01:19:33 -0500

Dear everybody,

I am starting with ROS and my objective is to create a 3D laser scanner with a Hokuyo+Dynamixel servo. The Hokuyo nodes and laser_assembler are not a problem so far. However, I have no idea how to deal with the Dynamixel servo.

I tried to follow the dynamixel_motor tutorials starting with the second tutorial, which is supposed to be done first. The problem is that the instructions are given for the previous ROS build system. I tried the same with catkin:

$ catkin_create_pkg my_dynamixel_tutorial dynamixel_controllers

But later, roscd does not recognize the new package. I tried to run $ catkin_make and this is the error:

-- +++ processing catkin package: 'my_dynamixel_tutorial' -- ==> add_subdirectory(my_dynamixel_tutorial) CMake Error at /home/jabuntu/Dropbox/ros_ws/devel/share/dynamixel_controllers/cmake/dynamixel_controllersConfig.cmake:154 (find_package): Could not find module Findcontrol_msgs.cmake or a configuration file for package control_msgs.

Adjust CMAKE_MODULE_PATH to find Findcontrol_msgs.cmake or set control_msgs_DIR to the directory containing a CMake configuration file for control_msgs. The file will have one of the following names:


Call Stack (most recent call first): /opt/ros/hydro/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:71 (find_package) my_dynamixel_tutorial/CMakeLists.txt:7 (find_package)

So it is not identified as a package. How can I fix this? Is there any other simplest way to use this servo together with ROS?

And finally, should I create another node in order to get motor state and publish tf in order to use laser_assembler?

Thank you very much!

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Do you have the package control_msgs installed?

BennyRe gravatar image BennyRe  ( 2013-11-13 03:35:16 -0500 )edit

Thank you for your advice. I ignored that since I installed ROS full, so I was assuming everything was installed. Now I'm able to continue :)

Javier V. Gómez gravatar image Javier V. Gómez  ( 2013-11-13 04:14:57 -0500 )edit

Cool. I'll post it as an answer, so you can mark the question as answered.

BennyRe gravatar image BennyRe  ( 2013-11-13 04:23:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-11-13 04:24:10 -0500

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Install the control_msgs package.

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