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COB in RVIZ without meshes

asked 2011-10-11 23:20:13 -0500

ZdenekM gravatar image

updated 2011-10-19 20:48:42 -0500


I'm working with COB (Care-O-Bot) simulations. Unfortunately my computer doesn't have enough RAM so I'm running Gazebo headless (without this feature simulation eats all my memory). But when I run RVIZ there is incomplete robot model - without meshes as you can see in first picture.

export ROBOT=cob3-2
export ROBOT_ENV=ipa-kitchen
export SIMX=-r
roslaunch cob_bringup sim.launch

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My question - is it caused by running Gazebo headless or is there different problem?

I tried to put just URDF model into Gazebo empty world and meshes are in their place... Used commands:

rosrun xacro cob3-2.urdf.xacro > cob.urdf
roslaunch gazebo_worlds empty_world.launch
rosrun gazebo spawn_model -file cob.urdf -urdf -model cob3-2

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I'm going to buy more memory of course but now I'm curious about this problem so any information will be appreciated.

UPDATE: Ogre.log, output of

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If you run Gazebo with it's GUI, does it fix the problem in Rviz?
DimitriProsser gravatar image DimitriProsser  ( 2011-10-12 01:17:59 -0500 )edit
No. I add third image showing how robot looks when running Gazebo with GUI and spawned urdf model.
ZdenekM gravatar image ZdenekM  ( 2011-10-12 01:33:38 -0500 )edit
This makes me feel like it's not a headless Gazebo problem. In the third image, you have an error on your Robot Model in Rviz. What is that error?
DimitriProsser gravatar image DimitriProsser  ( 2011-10-12 01:36:46 -0500 )edit
I see... Ups. I think that it doesn't makes sense to run RVIZ in case if there is just model spawned in Gazebo. So I will remove third image again :-)
ZdenekM gravatar image ZdenekM  ( 2011-10-12 01:46:19 -0500 )edit
Some code has been added so it should be now more clear what I'm doing.
ZdenekM gravatar image ZdenekM  ( 2011-10-12 01:54:04 -0500 )edit
what kind of graphics card does your laptop have?
hsu gravatar image hsu  ( 2011-10-12 04:40:50 -0500 )edit
I'm using Intel integrated card. Maybe it could be reason... I tried to run erratic demo - robot also looks ok in Gazebo and not very well in RVIZ.
ZdenekM gravatar image ZdenekM  ( 2011-10-12 22:42:25 -0500 )edit
As far as I know there are some issues with Ogre3D (which rviz is built on) and Intel graphics cards. I'm not sure where, but somewhere there should be an ogre.log file from rviz. Maybe that can tell you more.
LiMuBei gravatar image LiMuBei  ( 2011-10-19 20:19:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-10-19 21:00:47 -0500

ZdenekM gravatar image - so the problem is caused by Intel graphics which is not (well) supported by Ogre 3D.
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