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Spawning hector quadrotor crashes gazebo on indigo [closed]

asked 2015-02-08 02:12:23 -0500

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updated 2015-02-08 02:14:02 -0500


I was trying to start hector quadrotor demo launch files and keep getting gazebo segmentation faults when the script tries to spawn quadrotor. After some time I have tried to spawn it on my own using these launch files:

roslaunch gazebo_ros empty_world.launch
roslaunch hector_quadrotor_gazebo spawn_quadrotor.launch

But even then the gazebo server crashes with following error:

spawn_model script started
[INFO] [WallTime: 1423382867.059244] [0.000000] Loading model xml from ros parameter
[INFO] [WallTime: 1423382867.061820] [0.000000] Waiting for service /gazebo/spawn_urdf_model
[INFO] [WallTime: 1423382867.064229] [0.000000] Calling service /gazebo/spawn_urdf_model
[INFO] [WallTime: 1423382867.111548] [0.000000] Controller Spawner: Waiting for service controller_manager/load_controller
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Service call failed: transport error completing service call: unable to receive data from sender, check sender's logs for details
[gazebo-1] process has died [pid 24654, exit code 139, cmd /opt/ros/indigo/lib/gazebo_ros/gzserver worlds/ __name:=gazebo __log:=/home/rokas/.ros/log/25359450-af08-11e4-930f-fcf8ae311424/gazebo-1.log].

The log files after the error is empty, so I can't traceback what happening. But it seems like spawning quadrotor crashes the gzserver.

I have tried using the packages installed via apt-get and then tried with latest version of hector_quadrotor from github and the problem persists. Maybe some of you will have some ideas on this problem?

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answered 2015-08-05 16:14:47 -0500

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Have you tried making sure that all of the need files are downloaded for the demo? When I was running into building errors, I did

$ sudo apt-get remove ros-indigo-hector-

Then hit the tab button till I got the list of all installed hector related packages (be careful not to remove anything). I was missing some of the packages so as soon as I sudo apt-get install the rest, my errors went away.

But, the way your error is presented, you maybe missing the controller package for gazebo.

$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-hector-quadrotor-controller
$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-hector-quadrotor-controller-gazebo
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