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Turtlebot not spawning in Gazebo

asked 2017-07-10 13:49:24 -0600

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updated 2017-07-12 02:00:24 -0600

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I just installed ros kinetic, gazebo and turtlebot in Ubuntu 16.04. when i run

roslaunch turtlebot_gazebo turtlebot_world.launch

in terminal gazebo opens with the standard obstacles but there is no bot.

I installed gazebo with apt-get.

this is the error i get i terminal:

[spawn_turtlebot_model-4] process has died [pid 11263, exit code 1, cmd /opt/ros/kinetic/lib/gazebo_ros/spawn_model -unpause -urdf -param robot_description -model mobile_base __name:=spawn_turtlebot_model __log:=/home/andreas/.ros/log/d859e7e6-659c-11e7-bff4-a402b924af68/spawn_turtlebot_model-4.log].
log file: /home/andreas/.ros/log/d859e7e6-659c-11e7-bff4-a402b924af68/spawn_turtlebot_model-4*.log

Any help appreciated!

Edit: This is what terminal is showing when i run roslaunch turtlebot3_gazebo turtlebot3_empty_world.launch.

Still no bot showing:

andreas@andreas-N501VW:~$ roslaunch turtlebot3_gazebo turtlebot3_empty_world.launch 
... logging to /home/andreas/.ros/log/10d4ccd2-6677-11e7-bff4-a402b924af68/roslaunch-andreas-N501VW-30220.log
Checking log directory for disk usage. This may take awhile.
Press Ctrl-C to interrupt
Done checking log file disk usage. Usage is <1GB.

xacro: Traditional processing is deprecated. Switch to --inorder processing!
To check for compatibility of your document, use option --check-order.
For more infos, see
deprecated: xacro tags should be prepended with 'xacro' xml namespace.
Use the following script to fix incorrect usage:
        find . -iname "*.xacro" | xargs sed -i 's#<\([/]\?\)\(if\|unless\|include\|arg\|property\|macro\|insert_block\)#<\1xacro:\2#g'
when processing file: /opt/ros/kinetic/share/turtlebot3_description/urdf/turtlebot3_burger.urdf.xacro is deprecated; please use xacro instead
started roslaunch server http://andreas-N501VW:35697/


 * /robot_description: <?xml version="1....
 * /rosdistro: kinetic
 * /rosversion: 1.12.7
 * /use_sim_time: True

    gazebo (gazebo_ros/gzserver)
    gazebo_gui (gazebo_ros/gzclient)
    spawn_urdf (gazebo_ros/spawn_model)


core service [/rosout] found
process[gazebo-1]: started with pid [30242]
process[gazebo_gui-2]: started with pid [30247]
process[spawn_urdf-3]: started with pid [30252]
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/ros/kinetic/lib/gazebo_ros/spawn_model", line 32, in <module>
    import tf.transformations as tft
  File "/opt/ros/kinetic/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tf/", line 28, in <module>
    from _tf import *
ImportError: /home/andreas/anaconda2/bin/../lib/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.21' not found (required by /opt/ros/kinetic/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tf/
[ INFO] [1499808994.861676790]: Finished loading Gazebo ROS API Plugin.
[ INFO] [1499808994.862201127]: waitForService: Service [/gazebo/set_physics_properties] has not been advertised, waiting...
[spawn_urdf-3] process has died [pid 30252, exit code 1, cmd /opt/ros/kinetic/lib/gazebo_ros/spawn_model -urdf -model turtlebot3_burger -x 0.0 -y 0.0 -z 0.0 -param robot_description __name:=spawn_urdf __log:=/home/andreas/.ros/log/10d4ccd2-6677-11e7-bff4-a402b924af68/spawn_urdf-3.log].
log file: /home/andreas/.ros/log/10d4ccd2-6677-11e7-bff4-a402b924af68/spawn_urdf-3*.log
[ INFO] [1499808995.548652766, 0.023000000]: waitForService: Service [/gazebo/set_physics_properties] is now available.
[ INFO] [1499808995.631034578, 0.102000000]: Physics dynamic reconfigure ready.
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Please provide more information on how to reproduce your problem. As well as the full console logs of what you're doing, not just the one line error.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2017-07-10 15:33:29 -0600 )edit

The problem is that i dont find a bot when i run "roslaunch turtlebot_gazebo turtlebot_world.launch" in terminal. Gazebo opens and there are objects like cylinder, jersy barrier, bookshelf an so on showing in the map/world. This happens everytime I run the command. Is it not supposed to show up?

AndreasG gravatar image AndreasG  ( 2017-07-11 15:44:31 -0600 )edit

And where do I find that log?

AndreasG gravatar image AndreasG  ( 2017-07-11 15:45:28 -0600 )edit

@AndreasG: please don't pose answers unless you are answering your own question. For everything else, either use comments (to interact with posters of specific answers) or update your original question text. Use the edit button/link for that.


gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-07-12 02:01:51 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-07-18 16:34:09 -0600

AndreasG gravatar image

I found a solution. There was a problem with having Anaconda2 installed. Since I dont need Anaconda I deleted it along with the content of catkin_ws. I ran the installation steps again and it worked.

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