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Use Geomagic touch for controlling 7 dof robot in rvizz or gazebo

asked 2016-10-03 22:11:10 -0500

ZainMehdi gravatar image

Hi, I am new in ros and trying to implement a simulation framework to control a 7dof robot using geomagic touch device. I have studied basics of ros and simulation in gazebo and rviz. Can anyone provide me with guidelines that how should I proceed ?

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answered 2016-10-03 23:11:19 -0500

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Before using Gazebo, you need to create a URDF model of you 7 DOF robot. You can follow through the tutorials of Gazebo and ROS.

Test your model works with Gazebo by using ros_control for the controllers.

Then you will have to map the geomagic touch device to some sort of control input for ros_control controllers.

If you are satisfied with your simulation in Gazebo, you will need to replace the simulated robot with your robot hardware. This includes creating a joint state publisher and controllers for your 7 DOF robot.

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thnx alot for your suggestions Josh .. I will try it .. cheers :)

ZainMehdi gravatar image ZainMehdi  ( 2016-10-04 16:23:33 -0500 )edit

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