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How to use SDF with ROS packages in gazebo?

asked 2016-06-27 13:55:14 -0500

poojamool gravatar image

updated 2016-06-29 18:42:18 -0500

Using ROS Indigo and Gazebo 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

I have created a model for a robot that is similar to Clearpath's Jackal. What I am trying to do is have the already-created Jackal packages apply to my robot model. In other words, I am trying to substitute the model of Clearpath's Jackal with my robot model so that Clearpath's Jackal packages can apply to my model.

The robot I made is in SDF while the packages for Clearpath's jackal reference and use URDF/XACRO. Does anyone know if it is possible to implement the SDF files and/or remove the URDF/XACRO files from the packages so that the Clearpath's Jackal's packages would apply to my model? If it is possible, what would be the best implementation process?



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Hey! did you get it? I am having a similar problem now.

solosito gravatar image solosito  ( 2016-11-15 07:07:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-27 23:20:43 -0500

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updated 2018-08-08 05:10:45 -0500

In the title line you mentioned "in Gazebo" but in the body I got the impression that you're willing to operate a real robot using SDF. If I'm so please update the title.

Anyways, based on my assumption above, AFAIK you can't / will be very limited to operate your ROS-based robot with SDF. See #q204803.

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