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How to install gazebo to communicate with ROS

asked 2015-09-28 05:24:50 -0500

Kishore Kumar gravatar image

I have a fresh system with ubuntu 14.04 installed in it, i want to install ROS-desktop-full and gazebo. Will installing ROS-indigo-desktop-full installs gazebo standalone along with gazebo_ros_pkgs? or i have to install the suitable standalone gazebo and gazebo_ros_pkgs manually as given here

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answered 2015-09-28 08:39:05 -0500

l0g1x gravatar image

Yes it installs gazebo seperately. You can verify by simply opening a terminal and typing gazebo and then trying to rosrun a node. The node will tell you that roscore is not running, that is because ROS and Gazebo are two seperate things apart from eachother. The gazebo_ros package is the one that allows the two systems to communicate with eachother. gazebo_ros is installed with the full desktop install.

You can run both gazebo and ros together by running the empty_world.launch file located in the gazebo_ros package by typing roslaunch gazebo_ros empty_world.launch

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answered 2015-09-28 06:55:37 -0500

Diana gravatar image

gazebo is already installed when you install ROS-indigo-desktop-full. then you can install the gazebo_ros_pkgs. if they are already installed, there is not problem if you install them again just to be sure

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answered 2015-09-28 11:24:26 -0500

wsAndy gravatar image

Yes , If you want to learn more about gazebo. You can follow the tutorials in the here And there are also some cources about ROS which teaches gazebo too.Here

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