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Unable to locate package ros-indigo-barrett-hand

asked 2015-04-24 13:10:19 -0600

krishna43 gravatar image

Im trying to control the Barrett Hand using ROS. I'm trying to install the packages, but im getting the error when ever i try it.

" Unable to locate package ros-indigo-barrett-hand"

Can someone help me solving this issue?

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answered 2015-04-24 13:29:46 -0600

That package has not been released in Indigo. I first checked this by running apt-cache search barrett-hand and saw no results. Then I navigated to this link: and verified that it has not been built for Indigo. As a side note, it is available on Hydro:

This means you need to install the package from source. Clone the repository to your workspace's src/ directory, and then run catkin_make in the root of your workspace to try and build the package. According to the package's documentation, you also need to have the pcan_python package installed.

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Can you guide me how to install from source? I'm new th ROS and Ubuntu. I dont have any idea how to do it.

krishna43 gravatar image krishna43  ( 2015-04-24 14:02:54 -0600 )edit

I think you've already created a workspace, if not, see this. Then download the package:link text. and expand it to :~/catkin_ws/src, then: $ cd catkin_ws; $ catkin_make.

tanghz gravatar image tanghz  ( 2015-04-27 03:31:16 -0600 )edit

but I find that this package has no indigo level...

tanghz gravatar image tanghz  ( 2015-04-27 03:31:46 -0600 )edit

I'm guessing it will build fine on the hydro branch.

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2015-04-27 12:01:50 -0600 )edit

Thanks for your response. i install the barrett hand packages, but still im getting the error; this is the error. can you help me with this?

[bhand_controller.launch] is neither a launch file in package [bhand_controller] nor is [bhand_controller] a launch file name

krishna43 gravatar image krishna43  ( 2015-04-29 17:34:57 -0600 )edit

Are you sure that you have properly sourced the workspace that the barrett-hand package was built in?

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2015-04-29 21:19:05 -0600 )edit

oh! i didn't. thanks it's working now.

And, i have another doubt, Can i control the barrett hand by writing a python script and move it to the position i give in the python script?

krishna43 gravatar image krishna43  ( 2015-05-01 12:42:22 -0600 )edit

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