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No known controllers and their joints in MoveIt! when connecting real robot.

asked 2016-12-28 02:33:40 -0600

Craig gravatar image

updated 2016-12-28 03:05:00 -0600

Hi, I was setting up MoveIt! for my robot, which uses ros_canopen as its driver. I used moveit_setup_assistant to generate the moveit_config package and follow this tutorial to configure MoveIt! to talk to the real robot.

Rostopic list shows that the FollowJointTrajectory action on the server side(robot driver) is ready:


My controller.yaml for the MoveIt side is

 - name:  joint_trajectory_controller 
   action_ns: follow_joint_trajectory
   type: FollowJointTrajectory
   default: true
     - I1_Joint
     - T2_Joint
     - T3_Joint
     - i4_Joint
     - t5_Joint

When I clicked the execute button in rviz, errors showed up:

[ERROR]: Unable to identify any set of controllers that can actuate the specified joints: [ I1_Joint T2_Joint T3_Joint i4_Joint t5_Joint ]
[ERROR] : Known controllers and their joints:
[ERROR] : Apparently trajectory initialization failed

The moveit_controller_manager.launch starts the moveit side for the system. I use Indigo and Ubuntu14.04.

Any help will be much appreciated.

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answered 2016-12-28 06:24:39 -0600

v4hn gravatar image

You did not follow through with this part of the tutorial:

Instead of filling in the Manipulator5d_moveit_controller_manager.launch.xml as it is stated in the tutorial, you created your own manipulator5d_moveit_controller_manager.launch and copy&pasted launch descriptions from the other files.

The concrete problem because of which move_group can't find your controller is that you load the controller.yaml file yourself and do not put it in the right namespace. move_group expects to find the parameter in /move_group/controller_list but your launch file loads it in /controller_list.

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It works. Thanks! I think the tutorial should make this clear.

Craig gravatar image Craig  ( 2016-12-28 07:04:17 -0600 )edit

please provide a patch! :)

v4hn gravatar image v4hn  ( 2016-12-28 09:05:08 -0600 )edit

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