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Does Rviz have collision detection like gazebo?

asked 2016-06-21 13:33:11 -0500

justinkgoh gravatar image

I am wondering if rviz has a collision detection system similar to gazebo implemented. I see that there is an option to enable collision, but I have not found and information online about what it does exactly.

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answered 2016-06-21 14:35:42 -0500

William gravatar image

rviz only renders data, so it does not have collision detection. The option you're seeing is to visualize the collision geometry, which can be different from the visual geometry. A common example is to have a high polygon and detailed mesh for visualization of your robot, but for collision detection you might just use a box or a sphere so it is faster. rviz can render these shapes, but does not do any collision detection with them.

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Thanks for the info.

justinkgoh gravatar image justinkgoh  ( 2016-06-30 08:46:32 -0500 )edit

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