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Gazebo ROS Collision Detection

asked 2016-07-21 12:34:15 -0500

justinkgoh gravatar image

updated 2016-07-22 08:17:53 -0500

Hello all,

I am trying to get a topic with the collision by using the gazebo-ros-bumper plugin, but all of the resources I have found online have not worked for me.

Here is my xacro code for the robot arm.

<!-- ***************Robot Arms*************** -->
<xacro:include filename="$(find robsim_description)/urdf/kuka.xacro" />

<!-- ***************Robot Hands*************** -->
<xacro:include filename="$(find robsim_description)/urdf/sdhhand.xacro" />

<!-- ***************Joint*************** -->
<xacro:rev_joint_block parent="arm_extension" child="sdh_gehaeuse" xyz="0 0 0.0411" rpy="0 0 0" lower="0" upper="0"/>

<!-- ***************Gazebo Plugin************************ -->
    <plugin name="gazebo_ros_control" filename="">

Here is the code for my kuka arm:

<xacro:macro name="link_block" params="link xyz rpy filename material">
    <link name="${link}">
            <origin xyz="${xyz}" rpy="${rpy}"/>
                <mesh filename="package://robsim_description/models/${filename}"/>

            <origin xyz="${xyz}" rpy="${rpy}"/>
                <mesh filename="package://robsim_description/models/${filename}"/>

            <mass value="1"/>
            <inertia ixx="0.1" ixy="0" ixz="0" iyy="0.1" iyz="0" izz="0.1"/>

    <gazebo reference="${link}">

<xacro:macro name="rev_joint_block" params="parent child xyz rpy lower upper">
    <joint name="${parent}_${child}_joint" type="revolute">
        <parent link="${parent}"/>
        <child link="${child}"/>
        <origin xyz="${xyz}" rpy="${rpy}"/>
        <axis xyz="0 0 1" rpy="0 0 0"/>
        <limit lower="${lower}" upper="${upper}" effort="300.0" velocity="1000.0"/>
        <joint_properties damping="0.0" friction="0.0"/>

<xacro:macro name="transmission_block" params="parent child">
  <transmission name="${parent}_${child}_trans">
        <joint name="${parent}_${child}_joint">
        <actuator name="${parent}_${child}_motor">

<!-- ***************Kuka Base Plate*************** -->
<xacro:link_block link="base_link" xyz="0 0 0.016" rpy="0 0 0" filename="kuka_base_plate.dae" material="Grey"/>

<!-- ***************Kuka A1 Joint***************** -->
<xacro:link_block link="a1" xyz="0 0 0.016" rpy="0 0 0" filename="a1.dae" material="Orange"/>
<joint name="base_a1" type="fixed">
    <parent link="base_link"/>
    <child link="a1"/>

<!-- ***************Kuka A2 Joint**************** -->
<xacro:link_block link="a2" xyz="0 0 0" rpy="0 0 0" filename="a2.dae" material="Orange"/>
<xacro:rev_joint_block parent="a1" child="a2" xyz="0 0 0.3265" rpy="0 0 0" lower="-2.96706" upper="2.96706"/>
<xacro:transmission_block parent="a1" child="a2"/>

<!-- ***************Kuka E1 Joint**************** -->
<xacro:link_block link="e1" xyz="0 0 0" rpy="0 0 0" filename="e1.dae" material="Orange"/>
<xacro:rev_joint_block parent="a2" child="e1" xyz="0 0 0" rpy="1.5707 3.14159 0" lower="0" upper="3.14159"/>
<xacro:transmission_block parent="a2" child="e1"/>

<!-- ***************Kuka A3 Joint**************** -->
<xacro:link_block link="a3" xyz="0 0 0" rpy="0 0 0" filename="a3.dae" material="Orange"/>
<xacro:rev_joint_block parent="e1" child="a3" xyz="-0.4 0 0" rpy="-1.5707 0 1.5707" lower="-2.0944" upper="2.0944"/>
<xacro:transmission_block parent="e1" child="a3"/>

<!-- ***************Kuka A4 Joint**************** -->
<xacro:link_block link="a4" xyz="0 0 0" rpy="0 0 0" filename="a4.dae" material="Orange"/>
<xacro:rev_joint_block parent ...
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Where is your bumper plugin defined? And I'm also trying bumper simulation now and found the wiki might not be accurate. I'll edit it once I confirm the right way.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2016-07-21 17:37:14 -0500 )edit

I have tried it in several places. Including the one you suggested in the gazebo wiki site. The other ones I have tried are from here and here.

justinkgoh gravatar image justinkgoh  ( 2016-07-22 08:16:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-30 12:02:45 -0500

Mav16 gravatar image

Which link do you want to create a bumper on? You need to create a contact sensor first. I had a hard time getting this to run as well. I've attached some example code which you can edit as necessary. This code is in my atlas.gazebo file

<gazebo reference="your_link">
<!-- contact sensor -->
<sensor type="contact" name="your_link_contact_sensor">
<plugin name="gazebo_ros_bumper_controller" filename="">


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