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Robot in Rviz flashes..

asked 2014-08-12 07:55:18 -0600

sumanth gravatar image

updated 2014-08-12 07:56:11 -0600

I am using my URDF file (for my custom robot) for simulation in rviz, then publishing state (based on the odo data coming from real robot) robot moves in RVIZ in accordance with real robot, but the robot in rviz keeps on flashing..?

any reason why this happens..?

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answered 2014-08-12 08:19:03 -0600

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This might be due to a bad tf issue (if you have 2 different parent for the robot for example). Can you make sure the published tf are OK?

rosrun tf view_frames    # then look at the generated frames.pdf
roswtf                   # might also tell you if there's an issue with the tf tree.
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When I run roswtf I get the following error:

ERROR TF multiple authority contention: * node [/my_state_publisher_temp] publishing transform [base_link] with parent [odom] already published by node [/odometry_publisher] * node [/odometry_publisher] publishing transform [base_link] with parent [odom] already published by node [/my_state_publisher_temp]

sumanth gravatar imagesumanth ( 2014-08-13 00:08:29 -0600 )edit

Now I got the problem, If I stop the /odometry_publisher node, the robot is moving fine in rviz.

sumanth gravatar imagesumanth ( 2014-08-13 00:18:53 -0600 )edit

Thanks for the insights

sumanth gravatar imagesumanth ( 2014-08-13 00:36:21 -0600 )edit

great, can you accept the answer to close the thread?

Ugo gravatar imageUgo ( 2014-08-13 02:20:41 -0600 )edit

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