Kobuki visualisation in CATIA via DYMOLA (Modelica-Plugin)

asked 2016-05-30 08:30:06 -0500

wambodude gravatar image

Hello guys, I’ve seen many posts about the Kobuki in this forum so I thought I could ask my question here. If that would be a misassumption please tell me. So I got a project assigned to make a visualization of the Kobuki in CATIA using basic CAD and systems engineering. It should move exactly like the real one, the real one should be controllable from here (teleoperations) [best case: with a joypad or joystick] and parameters of the software should be editable in CATIA, tested in the simulation and then be sent to the Kobuki. That’s a big task for me, because I’ve got just a bare minimum of wisdom in regards of robotics and informatics. I’m currently in my 8th semester of mechanical engineering. My problem so far is that I don’t know where to start to get to my destination. Could somebody perhaps tell me how he would start? That would be nice. Regards

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what? do you use ROS with CATIA? how?

VEGETA gravatar image VEGETA  ( 2016-05-30 10:14:18 -0500 )edit

That's the thing i should manage somehow. Using the tools in the CATIA API while i get the data from the robot using ROS. I'm not fully sure if i understand everything but that sounds logical in my ears.

wambodude gravatar image wambodude  ( 2016-05-30 11:03:57 -0500 )edit

so you design a robot via catia? please tell me about your work.

VEGETA gravatar image VEGETA  ( 2016-05-30 17:31:10 -0500 )edit

There is already an model in CAD of the robot. I think the next step would be to animate it with systems engineering, so it moves like real. Then there comes the rest: Implementing Joypad-control, definition of the parameters to tweak the robot, get the parameters synchronized with ROS, and so on.

wambodude gravatar image wambodude  ( 2016-05-31 05:24:02 -0500 )edit

you seem to be an expert. tell me how did you learn catia? what is the benefit of connecting it with ROS?


VEGETA gravatar image VEGETA  ( 2016-06-01 01:59:01 -0500 )edit

By any means I'm no expert. That's the reason i ask for help. I learnd CATIA with free Springer-literature and tutorials of my university they gave me so i could teach other people to use it. Also a lot of video education on youtube. The benefit of connecting it is just learning i suppose.

wambodude gravatar image wambodude  ( 2016-06-01 06:21:34 -0500 )edit