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Any quadrotor simulation package in ROS Kinetic?

asked 2016-10-20 08:55:25 -0500

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updated 2016-10-20 10:51:05 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

Hi, I've been workiing with quadrotor simulation in gazebo and ROS indigo utilizing hector_quadrotor package. Now I have changed my ROS to kinetic and Ubuntu to 16.04.
However, hector_quadrotor can be no longer utilized due to various compile erros. The main reason I find out is that gazebo 7 no longer support some old APIs which hector_quadrotor calls. I tried to solve these compilation problems but failed.
Could you please tell me some other simulation package available in ROS kinetic with gazebo? Thanks for your advice.

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I've updated your question title to mention the fact that you're looking for packages under Kinetic.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-10-20 10:51:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-05-14 06:10:05 -0500

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I'd totally recommend hector_quadrotor, it has kinetic support and runs on Gazebo. It works both inside:

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or outside:

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Good thing is that with the hector stack you can have a wide variety of sensors on board already, and you can even integrate slam with hector_slam.

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answered 2018-05-14 17:44:44 -0500

Have you looked at this pkg? It's an adaption of the tum_simulator for the Ardrones to work with Kinetic.

I have run a few basic operations with this pkg on a machine with Ubuntu 16.04, Kinetic and Gazebo 7.

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answered 2018-05-15 01:33:34 -0500

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updated 2018-05-15 01:37:24 -0500


I'd suggest you look at RotorS as well:

RotorS is a MAV gazebo simulator. It provides some multirotor models such as the AscTec Hummingbird, the AscTec Pelican, or the AscTec Firefly, but the simulator is not limited for the use with these multicopters.

Here you can find installation instructions for Ubuntu 16.04 running ROS Kinetic: ubuntu-1604-with-ros-kinetic.



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