Can I compile the Robot_Model package individually and use it on windows(Visual Studio) platform?

asked 2014-10-22 23:10:48 -0600

Duke Yan gravatar image

Hello, every one.

I am new to ROS, so I may ask unsmart questions.

Here is my requirement: I'd like to use ros::robot_model in my C++ robot simulation applications developed in Visual Studio. Specifically, I need to use the urdf parser and KDL and deal with industiral robot models(URDF xml file). In other words, I hope to use Robot_model fucntions(like KDL parser or urdf to build kinematic model of robots in my application for other purposes.

My questions are : 1) Can ROS robot_model fulfill my purpose? 2) How can I compile an individual Robot_model package (dlls) that I can use in Visual Studio 2010?

Thanks in advance!

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This will be tricky. If you browse through the wiki pages for the packages that are part of robot_model, you'll see that they have a significant number of dependencies. It may be better to try the ROS installation for Windows.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2014-10-23 00:52:43 -0600 )edit

Thanks, ahendrix.
But I did not find the robot_model related packages under the dir of the ROS installzation for windows. It's still a long way to go...

Duke Yan gravatar imageDuke Yan ( 2014-10-23 06:09:39 -0600 )edit