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How to replace a robot in stage_ros

asked 2015-05-30 09:29:42 -0500

Dayire gravatar image


Does anyone know how can I replace a robot (like teleport it), let's say to coordinates 0,0,0 while using stage simulator [Ros] ?

I tried publishing in various topics as /Odom or /base_ground_pose but neither worked.

Any solution possible in either terminal or by coding in ros.

Thanks !

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answered 2015-06-01 03:23:12 -0500

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Hi, it is currently not implemented in the stage_ros node. But it can be implemented rather easily using the stage API. (If you do, please make a pull request, I was planning to do something similar ;) ). I already made a pull request for something similar, namely resetting the robots to their initial position when stage started:

You would need to implement a "MoveRobot" service or something similar, i.e. create a new service in which has the robot name/number and the target position and then move to corresponding robot.

This is the code snippet I used to replace the robots (the initial poses are saved at startup, see here):

StageNode::cb_reset_srv(std_srvs::Empty::Request& request, std_srvs::Empty::Response& response){       ROS_INFO("Resetting stage!"); 
for (size_t r = 0; r < this->positionmodels.size(); r++) {
    this->positionmodels[r]->SetStall(false); }
return true; }
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Thanks so much for this ! Is there since I miss time anyway of doing the same without using a service ? Like coding it directly in my program ? Thanks !

Dayire gravatar image Dayire  ( 2015-06-01 15:10:17 -0500 )edit

As I said above, you need to change the stage_ros node itself, since it does not have this functionality implemented. Your code needs to be able to interact with the stage_ros node preferably by service calls (i.e. as i implemented the reset), which you then can use in your own program.

daenny gravatar image daenny  ( 2015-06-02 05:08:18 -0500 )edit

Alright, I'll try to do that. Thanks so much :)

Dayire gravatar image Dayire  ( 2015-06-02 06:17:20 -0500 )edit

Hello, i have used this service you created,but after i reset my robot position, the robot can't be navigated true, do you know why?

piliboss gravatar image piliboss  ( 2017-01-07 04:39:26 -0500 )edit

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