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pelican model in gazebo

asked 2011-09-14 02:41:55 -0500

updated 2011-09-14 02:43:06 -0500

I'm trying out Gazebo to (maybe) build a quadrotor simulator and started with the pelican urdf model in the asctec_drivers stack. I manage to spawn the pelican.xml file in gazebo, but no model of the actual quadrotor is shown. Has anyone succesfully used this model in Gazebo already? If so, could you explain me how to use it?

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answered 2011-09-14 03:36:01 -0500

DimitriProsser gravatar image

updated 2011-09-14 03:36:51 -0500

The pelican.xml file is not configured properly to launch in Gazebo. I've managed a quick fix that you can use. You must add <inertial> and <collision> tags to the xml file so that Gazebo can provide the correct physics to the model. I've also added <gazebo> tags to specify physics parameters and colors. I've included an example from my modified file. You can further modify it to improve upon it later, particularly the model dynamics and physics. I hope that this helps.

URDF: Pelican URDF Example

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Thanks, that gets me started!
Steven Bellens gravatar image Steven Bellens  ( 2011-09-15 02:03:24 -0500 )edit
Hi,i used your pelican urdf ,but it does not show me the whole quadrotor. What am i doing wrong??@ DimitriProsser : Is there a oppertunity that i can send you my urdf as email?So that you can have a look ? thanks,regards
hmmm gravatar image hmmm  ( 2011-12-26 21:16:58 -0500 )edit
The best way is if you start a new question with your problem. That way, everyone can benefit from the help.
DimitriProsser gravatar image DimitriProsser  ( 2011-12-27 01:15:43 -0500 )edit

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