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Problems with a new hydro install of hector quadrotor demo

asked 2014-04-09 08:37:49 -0600

SL Remy gravatar image

Hello all, I observe the following when trying to test out the new version of the most excellent hector_quad_rotor sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-hector-quadrotor-demo.

user@happyplace:~$ roslaunch hector_quadrotor_demo outdoor_flight_gazebo.launch 
... logging to /home/ubuntu/.ros/log/297f0af6-c010-11e3-8a21-fa163eaa4736/roslaunch-10-100-16-5-23452.log
Checking log directory for disk usage. This may take awhile.
Press Ctrl-C to interrupt
Done checking log file disk usage. Usage is <1GB.

Invalid <arg> tag: hector_quadrotor_description
ROS path [0]=/opt/ros/hydro/share/ros
ROS path [1]=/opt/ros/hydro/share
ROS path [2]=/opt/ros/hydro/stacks. 

Arg xml is <arg name="model" value="$(find hector_quadrotor_description)/urdf/quadrotor_hokuyo_utm30lx.gazebo.xacro"/>

It seems that ros-hydro-hector-quadrotor-description should be a dependency. Can anyone else confirm this experience?

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answered 2014-04-10 02:24:02 -0600

RiccardoLasagno gravatar image

updated 2014-04-10 02:30:27 -0600


I get the same error

solved running

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-hector*

all hector_quadrotor packages will be installed, then gazebo can find the right one



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Ok. That's good to know! I don't have a physical quadrotor personally, so I did not install the entire hector package as I thought it would be overkill. Running sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-hector-quadrotor-demo ros-hydro-hector-quadrotor-description was the path that I tried.

SL Remy gravatar image SL Remy  ( 2014-04-10 03:09:44 -0600 )edit

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