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using xbox 360 wireless controller in MoveIt/ rviz

asked 2016-01-01 15:46:14 -0600

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updated 2016-01-02 16:40:13 -0600

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I want to jog an industrial 6-axis robot in rviz via a xbox 360 wireless controller.

I have created a MoveIt package as described here and started the demo.launch. Next, I followed these instruction to start the joystick_control.launch.

Although I have installed the latest ros-indigo-moveit-full I get the error

ERROR: cannot launch node of type [moveit_ros_visualization/moveit_joy.py]: can't locate node [moveit_joy.py] in package [moveit_ros_visualization]

How can fix that error?

Thanks a lot, kr RockOn

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Your new error looks significantly different from the original problem. I'd suggest that you ask a new question instead of updating this one; that way, if someone comes along with a similar question, they'll find a simple answer.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2016-01-02 12:34:13 -0600 )edit

ok, thanks :-)

RockOn_23 gravatar imageRockOn_23 ( 2016-01-02 15:44:41 -0600 )edit
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Reverted back to the original question.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2016-01-02 16:40:33 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-01-01 17:00:37 -0600

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It looks like moveit_joy.py isn't included in the Ubuntu binaries for MoveIt

There was a patch submitted to MoveIt to fix this about six months back, but there hasn't been a release since then, so that fix hasn't made it to binaries.

It looks like the MoveIt community is in the process of trying to release a new version: https://github.com/ros-planning/movei...

Until then, you should be able to get around your issue by using MoveIt from source.

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Note though that moveit_joy.py does not allow you to jog the robot directly, but exposes a joystick interface to the interactive markers the MoveIt RViz plugin uses to configure the start and goal targets. This is rather different from how you'd normally jog an industrial robot.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2016-01-02 04:27:36 -0600 )edit

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