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asked 2015-02-24 09:26:49 -0500

bluefish gravatar image

updated 2015-02-24 11:05:41 -0500


I'm trying to setup a connection to an UR5. I use Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) with ROS Indigo. I followed the tutrioal Getting Started with a Universal Robot and ROS-Industrial. There it's said that I need the ROS-Industrial's industrial_core package. Therefore I followed the Industrial/Install-tutorial. But when trying the commands

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-industrial-core


sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-industrial-desktop

I get the error

E: Unable to locate package ros-hydro-industrial-desktop

I also tried the other steps of the Getting Started with a Universal Robot and ROS-Industrial but then I get the Error

[FATAL] [1424787993.220925675]: Exception while loading controller manager 'moveit_simple_controller_manager/MoveItSimpleControllerManager': According to the loaded plugin descriptions the class moveit_simple_controller_manager/MoveItSimpleControllerManager with base class type movit_controller_manager::MoveItControllerManager does not exitst.

I guess that's then part of the Ros-Industrial-Package?

Any help is appreciated. Please consider, that I'm a real beginner in ROS.

Thanks and regards!

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answered 2015-02-24 10:24:19 -0500

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updated 2015-02-24 10:31:03 -0500

You forgot to add it to your question, but I guess you are running Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) with ROS Indigo?

The ROS-Industrial packages have not yet been released for Indigo, except those from the Universal Robots repository. So you cannot install industrial-desktop on Indigo yet.

In addition, you cannot install ros-hydro-x-x packages on Ubuntu Trusty, as Hydro is not supported on Trusty.

Try installing the Universal Robot packages like this:

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-universal-robot

that should work.

PS: You don't need industrial_core for the Universal Robot packages. That is only needed for the other drivers in ROS-Industrial. I've logged an issue about that (universal_robot/issues/173).

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It works exactly as you wrote. Thanks for the information!! :)

And yes you're right about my Ubuntu and ROS versions as well.

Thanks again!!

bluefish gravatar image bluefish  ( 2015-02-24 11:01:54 -0500 )edit

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