pioneer on indigo out of the box? p2os maybe

asked 2014-08-05 19:33:47 -0500

silgon gravatar image

updated 2014-08-07 15:32:12 -0500

Hello, the question is really simple. Is there a way to use a pioneer robot on ros indigo? In the documentation I found http://wiki.ros.org/p2os-vanderbilt which should be working, but it's not. roslaunch p2os_urdf pioneer3dx.gazebo.launch is not working because it depends on first gazebo_world which from hydro is know gazebo_ros and depends also on pr2_controller_manager which is not there in indigo.

I found a solution (I think) with https://github.com/balakumar-s/p3atGa... . But, since it's supposed to be based on p2os I would like to know if there's something that I'm doing wrong.

Thanks in advance ;)

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Hi Silgon, Sounds like we can help each other. I'm trying to make autonomous navigation and mapping with pioneer, odometer and laser. What's your project?

cognitiveRobot gravatar imagecognitiveRobot ( 2014-08-07 21:06:01 -0500 )edit

At the moment, I'm just playing around with the robot, usually I use the PR2 with groovy (there's no PR2 in indigo yet though) =)

silgon gravatar imagesilgon ( 2014-08-08 07:34:26 -0500 )edit

Did you make your robot autonomous with PR2??

cognitiveRobot gravatar imagecognitiveRobot ( 2014-08-08 20:36:33 -0500 )edit

@cognitiveRobot My project is almost the same too. Have you found a solution to this problem? What are the other open source packages i will need to install when trying to implement pioneer 3at programs in ROS-indigo?

Amrita Suresh gravatar imageAmrita Suresh ( 2016-10-14 22:39:31 -0500 )edit

This package is working in indigo ( https://github.com/silgon/pioneer3at ). It is based on the github package I was asking in the question above. It is not even an alpha version, but it does work in indigo. Feel free to try it.

silgon gravatar imagesilgon ( 2016-10-15 02:56:08 -0500 )edit

I've been working on collecting and creating useful URDF, launch files, etc at http://github.com/MobileRobots/amr-ros-config if you would like to try any of them, and post bugs there or contact me or the ros-sig-pioneer users group.

ReedHedges gravatar imageReedHedges ( 2016-10-20 08:54:11 -0500 )edit